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John Crouse and Jim Leftwich

 

John Crouse has written Lapses (1995), Eventings (1999), Belows (2001), Hunkers (2001), Headlines (2001), Prefaces ( 2001), Conscripts (2003), Jimmys (2003), Speechings (2004), Huddles (2006), and Obstructs (forthcoming from Spectacular Diseases).


Jim Leftwich is a theorist and critical writer in the area of avant-garde poetry and writing.  His work is textual, conceptual and/or visual.
Among these is Dirt (1995), Khawatir (1995), Sound Dirt (in collaboration with John M. Bennett, 1995), Gnommonclature (in collaboration with Jeffrey Little, 1996), Plasm, Plasm, Plasm (1997), Sepher Viscera (1997 in collaboration with Jake Berry, 1997), The Passion of Indifference (1997), Improvisations, Transformations (1998), Sample Example (1998), Doubt (2000), Death Text (2005), Myesis (2006). From 1994-2005 he edited the literary journals Juxta, Juxta Electronic and Xtant, and is currently compiling and editing the blog-zine, textimagepoem.

 



ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY
 
inane or courtesy: “author is nowhere”
 
impressionism or empty: “is everywhere indeed”
 
moccasin or mistaken: “dismissals and denunciations”
 
america or rigorous: “an act of”
 
scroll or scorpion: “has only compounded”
 
ministerial or musk: “to the public”
 
iceberg or iamb: “we are all”
 
etiquette or dawdle: “rather than a”
 
damsel or blight: “but also an”
 
anachronism or splat: “at once urgent”
 
switchback or swelling: “language that was”
 
incandescent or blowjob:  “in the humanities.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY ONE
 
the inalienable hinterland: “and yet gradual”
 
the hipprodrome equivocate: “to find awake”
 
the deductible epiphany: “an approach to”
 
the epidermis horsewhip: “that recognizes beauty”
 
the ringside squish: “the lights themselves”
 
the thalidomide senator: “beams physical into”
 
the masochism dehumidify: “fax to yourself”
 
the butane ouija: “through nostalgia rhetorical”
 
the sinusitis mockingbird: “whose writing is”
 
the shoeshine prismatic: “in the social”
 
the breadcrumb gravitational: “more than anyone”
 
the skinhead undertow: “he has written.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY TWO
 
underplay steam tagalog: “celebrate plover wheelbarrow”
 
remains minaret inanimate: “tantric peroxide carpet”
 
equator riches sovietologist: “droop rotting stars”
 
starburst talisman thrasher: “equal remnants thunder”
 
rottweiler pseudonym mustang: “dreams minimal twitches”
 
gumdrop cougar congruence: “salesman kingdom sugar”
 
carpool beefeater allomorph: “beefheart manganese velocity”
 
bauxite merganser skinflint: “lurch endemic mosh”
 
tarantula velocipede whipcord: “sentient blooming stomach”
 
wheelbase lynch whammy: “chords flinch morse”
 
hangover enrollment doubloon: “grim mustard razor”
 
celibate atmosphere licentious: “soluble alembic analog.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY THREE
 
rusticate rapid snatch: “lone jump squint”
 
racetrack librarian hieroglyph: “new linear fork”
 
drunken ovenproof sinecure: “fold path motor”
 
tachometer via vibrator: “shrunken face dust”
 
pathfinder passion shaman: “pod rare shovels”
 
minefield ignoble driftwood: “vile poison fable”
 
dork discordant cabriolet: “sword mane steps”
 
byline mandible mocha: “would money vulture”
 
retinue quadriceps readership: “creed rants pace”
 
printmaker plywood pacifism: “red moot crabs”
 
jupiter monkey guarantor: “rift ham rational”
 
cyclone entablature discreditable: “since glimpse batch.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR
 
fence pants book: “fat fat far”
 
between verb sword: “harp wings luck”
 
so is china: “dire slips ears”
 
years written wind: “soul bets face”
 
hips slight hills: “parts herb his”
 
direct number hash: “rites light numb”
 
pluck harvest power: “vests veer but”
 
swings severe pride: “screaming ash lumps”
 
harpoon butt crime: “fate ace layers”
 
farming seeming player: “grime riding mower”
 
fathom fashion face: “bash pills wand”
 
fatal humps fetal: “chin word nook.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE
 
poppy noises skins: “cards blood rusts”
 
pony syllables sides: “talk firm states”
 
poodle pools storage: “foist shed storms”
 
stork stopover color: “noodle pink soap”
 
polished stomp momentary: “nose lab mules”
 
moist people fastener: “cover stamps pope”
 
hesitate rocket esophagus: “rose banana quisling”
 
confirmation piano argentina: “snout soma folks”
 
talcum hitler totters: “bright words tropical”
 
trustee trout trophy: “bitter silver socrates”
 
woodshed troublesome wordsworth: “vast meme colon”
 
cardinal yolk nightfall: “page rides thins.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY SIX
 
latecomer feeling inflammation: “swat scam mojo”
 
mutilate opener reverb: “pen nates blur”
 
tenterhook curvature orwellian: “dig clue cap”
 
gluten osage diphthong: “glue tent mute”
 
capstan historicism nehru: “bleat squeal pen”
 
capote hives neocortex: “vat orange story”
 
occluded infielder childbirth: “knife fits glare”
 
digression figurehead differential: “stop blot mood”
 
burundi hightop quasar: “military industrial complex”
 
supernaturalism trotsky viburnum: “burns quake fur”
 
pennyweight thermodynamic eisenhower: “wild texan suit”
 
swag scat fiji: “orwellian verb thong.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN
 
oracle acts howling: “perky pink ears”
 
glasnost acts freeman: “healthy chord slop”
 
shelf acts shelter: “floppy boot stomp”
 
luftwaffe acts giftware: “spiral bread waffle”
 
breadwinner acts fatwa: “selfless ghost treacle”
 
aspiration acts asshole: “howitzer freaky shelving”
 
flophouse acts highfalutin: “lift fat gas”
 
notochord acts quizmaster: “lute quiz stoop”
 
sheathing acts steeplechase: “always linger anus”
 
teardrop acts tearaway: “gnats pink ears”
 
pinhead acts performing: “wealth chord louse”
 
perinatal acts lotus: “per read waffles.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT
 
gonad produces goldplate: “shore shore ear”
 
goldplate prodices dollar: “oar more face”
 
dollar produces domino: “core zoo doom”
 
domino produces intermezzo: “zoot horn dollar”
 
intermezzo produces decoration: “gold dick prod”
 
decoration produces interface: “prod penis pod”
 
interface produces oarsman: “gold dollar fellatio”
 
oarsman produces oarlock: “shore snore short”
 
oarlock produces eardrum: “or bore face”
 
eardrum produces shortfall: “sequence laughing sense”
 
shortfall produces shoreline: “whore zoom broom”
 
shoreline produces ejaculation: “dollar gilded testicles.”


ACT TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY NINE
 
negotiable laundryman counteract: “make it real”
 
careless negativity correlatives: “compared to what”
 
pitched references negligible: “clearly annual furniture”
 
neighboring latticework suggesting: “horse slaughter lunch”
 
fissionable material dimensional: “paces fictional sleight”
 
space srystal structure: “slips into this”
 
launcher screen atomic: “not to say”
 
laughter scene openwork: “hitch scary eggs”
 
hoarse latticework rotational: “furry letters mat”
 
discomfiture hammered trellis: “cysts green genes”
 
laudanum collectively contemplative: “ruptures atomic wok”
 
nuclear bivalve eulogistic: “clear values logic.”

 


ACT THREE THOUSAND
 
prolapse progeny prognostic: “as a thing”
 
projection booth standby: “at eat at”
 
standstills protostar devotionals: “her porous mists”
 
starboard stapler deviations: “slurp surfs syrup”
 
surrogate bum camps: “are and on”
 
surfboard strolls surrounding: “as in both”
 
surplus mitosis mistaking: “starts tapes burns”
 
mistletoe misusages miswritten: “oil is sausage”
 
vaporization hecatomb vacations: “to phonemic prosthetics”
 
hermetic hebephrenic advocations: “agnosia by votes”
 
heatstroke prostration isotopes: “variations lamps around”
 
whats happening baby: “right here now." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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