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Dennis Kelly cleaving Ron Silliman

In submission on January 4, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Ron Silliman

“I write to know
who I am”
Ron Silliman

He says—he writes
To know—who he is
I’m just—the opposite
I write—to forget

“I’m straight”—he says
But I’m—more backwards
A kind of—Weimar drag

His message—“Be Here Now.”
Mine—is more subversive
Anywhere—but here, my dear
Give me—Dr. Caligari’s Closet!!!

Last night—he was reading
Thomas Pynchon—Against The Day
I’m still stuck—in Gravity’s Rainbow

William Carlos Williams—Spring and All
Got him going—Zukofsky and Creeley
Armantrout—and Watten helped him
I’ve read—In the American Tree

It’s Xmas Eve—I’m on the run
Is there—room in the inn?
My wife (virgin)—she’s pregnant
Three wise thugs—are trailing us

(From Dennis Kelly’s cleave site)

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Spontaneous thing by Dennis Kelly

In submission on December 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm

This cleave and Three-Way Poetics were first published here at Dennis Kelly’s poetry blog and mentioned here on Ron Silliman’s blog.


Larry Eigner

—for Diana Manister


“when you search the

spontaneous thing”

—Larry Eigner, “The Fine Life,”

On My Eyes


When I search for—the thing

The spontaneous thing—already there

It becomes even more—spontaneous

Do it yourself—try it & see


What blooms—in drought

Isn’t you or me—it’s intuition

The other radio—the Red Sox one

The Orphée one—just ask Cocteau


Heurtebise—your chauffeur

Eurydice—your wife

Maria Casares—La princesse

The Land of Dis—Spontaneous now


Words—your Rolls Royce

Language—your motorcycle escort

Writing—thru the liquid mirror

Runtime—Saturday matinee


The more—you read

The more—you write

The more—you cleave

The more—you see

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Cleave poetry on Ron Silliman’s blog

In media on October 27, 2008 at 8:34 pm

We here at The Cleave feel incredibly privileged to have Ron Silliman link to us from his blog
Silliman’s Blog (A weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics)

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Enjoy some great pieces of poetry.

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  • translations by Dennis Kelly

    In submission on October 27, 2008 at 7:56 am
    “The recognition that the 
    very presence of the line
    is predominant current
    signifier of the Poetic will
    cause some poets to discard
    at least for a time, its use”
    —Ron Silliman,
    “Of Theory, To Practice
     cleaving masters—like ezra pound
        more than just—translating them
         word for word—line for line
    stanza for stanza—poem for poem
           it’s more like—sargasso seas
           sinking down—bermuda triangles
           disappearing—deep time & space
               jettisoning—jetsam & flotsam
              all the way—downward

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