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  November 2004
volume 2 number 4
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Matthew A. Barraza
  Tom Berman
  Jack G. Bowman
  Quiana Briggs
  Tony Bush
  Joseph Camhi
  Velene Campbell
  Michael Ceraolo
  Rosemarie Crisafi
  Dan Danila
  Francisco Dominguez
  John Feins
  Daniel Garcia-Black
  Ursula T. Gibson
  Larry Jaffe
  Donna Kuhn
  Marie Lecrivain
  Sharmagne Leland-St. John
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Rick Lupert
  Stosh Machek
  Kelly Ann Malone
  Terry McCarty
  Tim Peeler
  James Pinkerton
  Beverly J. Raffaele
  E.W. Richardson
  Ken Scott
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Rev. Dave Wheeler
  Robert D. Wilson
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Velene Campbell
November 2004



Madame Aperture

    Velene Campbell is the editor of Abalone Moon. She organized one of the first multicultural reading series in Los Angeles and was a member of Mother Art-five women artists who hung up artwork along with their laundry in laundromats around L.A.




-Beneath the poetry of the texts

there lies the actual poetry,

without form and without text.

            Antonin Artaud

At first there was the word, then light

the muse dancing

on the synapses of the brain

fire into air

the heart burnt in fire

all lie beneath the shadow of the earth

Artaud, death forever joined him

Beneath the poetry of the texts

lies darkness

into air

into the shadow of death

There lies the actual poetry

the heart burnt in fire

the word

then light

Without form and without text

word and memory


at the moment of death

word and memory

into air

copyright 2004 Velene Campbell