This selection, chosen by Guest Curator Stephanie Erdman, is from Drop Jaw by Rikki Santer, released by NightBallet Press in 2020.
Conversing With Gods
after Jericho Brown
Pit perception against cognition.
Keep your ears out for the invisible voice.
Keep your ears out to the invisible voice.
Spectral whistling may get you closer.
Spectral whistling will ease you closer.
Talking Bibles with velour tongues.
Talking Bibles with felted tongues.
Gospel ventriloquists fortify the Script.
Gospel ventriloquists seduce the Script.
Ancestor belly prophets made anything talk.
Ancestor belly prophets coaxed everything to talk.
Testament in statues, streams, perky vulvas.
Testimony in statues, streams, virgin vulvas.
Against cognition, pit eavesdropping & perception.
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