Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Slow Revolt (aka Bomb Pupil), Draft #4, September 17, 2011

Here is the fourth variation on Bomb Pupil, which has now gone through a title change, The Slow Revolt.  Being for the ease of rendering, here is the first few lines and then a .pdf of the document for your perusal.

              to difficult a vacant

              & mere the sight         'kitty'

                             dual feet crank the fright
                             as blaze stabs
                             frame shock
                             'oh my...he...stabbed...help'

                            how cold nigh
                            these bystander
                            reign fogwind

Click HERE for the full text of the fourth variation.

Monday, May 2, 2011


"Bomb Pupil" is a collaborative poem being written by Nicholas Deboer & Debrah Morkun.  Check back to this site again & again to see the poem undergo various drafts & changes until the poets consider it "finished."

NICHOLAS DEBOER was born at 1024pm with a temperature of 29.1 degrees farenheit.  The wind gust a bit, around 5.8 mph under a clear sky in Chicago, Illinois.  It was the Michael Reece Hospital, designed by Walter Gropius.  He certainly still likes to think about it.  Later on, he attended schools, they were nice schools & some of his friends were met there.  He found out that he could get obsessed with things by the age of 11, when his mother told him he could listen to their vinyl & found a photograph of Edgar Poe in the Beatles' seventh album.  It got worse, over time.  By his early 20s he found out that he really liked Guy Debord & the Situationist International, & really thought it was important at 18 to watch Citizen Kane something like 100 times.  Now, it's Ezra Pound, then it's Charles Olson.  He went to Naropa & Western Michigan University.  People have been nice enough to take some of his words in poetry journals, such as Fact-Simile, Bombay Gin & other(s).  He was born on the 23rd of October, 1981.

DEBRAH MORKUN is a poet who lives in Philadelphia.  Her first book, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in 2010.  Her second book, The Ida Pingala, is forthcoming.  She curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series in Philadelphia.  She comes from a long line of saints, opera singers, & carnies.