[there is a shipwreck . . .]

By kari edwards 1954–2006 kari edwards

   there is a shipwreck on each side of innuendo, tears gather around the collective shadow of shadows; none clearer than the last unshakable, anatomically inexplicably, never noticed, next time, please sir, more.


  enshrouded by fear, one hundred years after eleven pages of violent reality testing, when the beginning was the final question, outside the disruption of anything hungry on emptiness, suggesting a response of objections, calling on me to speak in tongues.


   trying to read the consequential future, apply anything to anything; knowing any application to the current materiality is wretched normality and remote productivity.

kari edwards, “[there is a shipwreck . . .]” from Bharat jiva. Copyright © 2009 by kari edwards. Reprinted by permission of Litmus Press.

Source: Bharat jiva (Litmus Press, 2009)

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Active as an artist and a gender activist, kari edwards is the author of post/(pink) (2000), a diary of lies (2002), a day in the life of p (2002), iduna (2003), obedience (2005), and the posthumous Bharat jiva (2009). She received a New Langton Arts Bay Area Award in literature in 2002 and the Small Press Traffic’s book of the year award in 2004.  
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