12/2/09 Mark McGuire-Schwartz

02 Dec


Mark Mcguire-Schwartz

A man in a wheelchair,
wearing a condom,
drinking a Red Bull,
flips the switch
on the 16.2 mile
Particle Accelerator/Particle
Collider, convening a series
of consequences that include
(but are not limited to) the end
of the universe, a consequence
not cautioned against
in the fine print
on the can
of Red Bull,
although no
litigation will

* This poem was written as a direct  result of a discussion one week at Wednesday Night Poetry.

The poet who was raised by friendly bears — Mark McGuire-Schwartz will read his experimental and non experiment poems. with and without jokes, with and without an alarm clock ringing, with and without hawks, etc.  Sure to be full of surprises based on his Word of Mouth reading a few months ago….

Mark Mcguire-Schwartz is a sometimes host of WNPS, is treasurer and chairman of WNPS’s ever evolving “committee,” and also a host of Word of Mouth at the Institute Library in New Haven. He sometimes imagines that he was raised by bears, (as previously noted) and he says it shows. In his 27 years as a state bureaucrat, Mark strove to raise the level of memos to an art form. Despite this his short play, Meeting Arthur Miller, was produced as part of the Short and NEAT program during the 2004 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, in New Haven. His work HAS appeared in The Whatever Journal,, The Fairfield Review and in Bent Pin Quarterly. However he protests that he has not yet won many prestigious and lucrative awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Grant. Oh well Oh well. Oh well.

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Posted by on December 2, 2009 in * A Few Poems, * Past Features



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