Thesaurus & Other New Verse
by Michael Benedikt
[selections from a manuscript-in-progress entitled OF:]
[Last Modified 11/99 & 6/99]
Click For Later Editions Of This Page
Table of Contents
- The Thesaurus; or, From A Childhood
- Ringo & Rita (for Ringo Starr & Rita Tushingham)
- Right In The Middle Of Everything
- Folonari Red Wine
- Time Is A Toy [NEW]
- Of Granny Smith's Apples [NEW]
- Of Panty-Lines That Show [NEW]
- Albert Einstein Allegedly Commits A Crime
[NEXT TO COME AT THIS SITE]
- Of 'Turning Away From The World'
[ABOVE PAGE ALSO CONTAINS 'BRIEF GUIDE TO SITES IN BENEDIKT
with info re recent site modifications, new Benedikt websites/mini-sites,
OF:-links including 'Of Debauchery'
& a poem about Orson Welles]
- in work
[IN PREPARATION FOR THIS SITE--'Of Sexual Style.'
Also, a page with some of the first poems written for this mss-in-progress,
grouped under the title 'Three Poems In Praise Of Peace'
In the meantime, for a
on the home front, &
a return link to this page
'Of Living Alone But Not Brooding Too Much About It'
LINK TO A VERSION OF THIS PAGE INCLUDING BRIEF BIO.
(AND A KINDER, GENTLER, SMALLER TYPEFACE)
RINGO AND RITA
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING
FOLONARI RED WINE
TIME IS A TOY
OF GRANNY SMITH'S APPLES
OF PANTY-LINES THAT SHOW
OF 'TURNING AWAY FROM THE WORLD'
Following are links to other pages about Benedikt's
diverse work in verse, prose poetry, 20th-century poetry and theatre anthologies, translation, etc. Sites include background,
earlier poems--many in updated versions--& Works-in-Progress
Selected Other Sites re Benedikt:
'Prose Poems'(medium-sized); also review from London Times discussing a book of MB prose poems, and prose poetry generally
'Prose Poems' (very brief); also Poetry Society of America interview on prose poetry & brief essay on Future of Prose Poetry
'Theatre, Film, & TV Poems'; also info on
four 20th-Century Play Anthologies ed. by MB (American, French, German, and Spanish); & names of 50 modern playwrights included (many of them poet-playwrights)
'Robert Desnos: A Unique French Poet' (and playwright, too!);
also translation of 3 major Desnos poems, including
'The Voice of Robert Desnos.' With basic Desnos bibliography, and list of other French poets included in Surrealist Poem Anthology ed. by MB
'Poems from Boston & Cambridge,' including selections
from a work-in-progress called Transitions
Site Established 1999 & still Undergoing Construction
'The Badminton at Great Barrington,'
selections from the opening sections of a book about the joys
& sorrows of love