Posts Tagged ‘Ben Smith’

Monday, August 26th, 2013

ben smith | platos cafe

Monday, February 25th, 2013

ben smith | falling apart at the seams & four other poems

Friday, November 26th, 2010

ben smith | cold leftovers

Cold Leftovers
There will be no more Burroughs.
No more Bukowski’s.
There will never be another
Ginsburg.
There will never again
be a world famous poet.
There will only be me
and others
like me.
Others
who hulk around
In the shadows
of the genius
that the big fella’s
left behind.
Spamming the internet
with half thought
words
ripped from the lips
of other peoples
faces.
And we will tell tales
of drunkards
and whores
and brawls
and nothing;
We will only [...]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

ben smith | drunk at the matinee

Lickin’ ya lips
The first time
I ever smelt pussy
I was in the pub
with my dad.
A man we were
playing pool with
stuck two dirty fingers
under my nose and said
“you smell that boy?
You smell that?
That’s the
Stench of failure.”
I knew what he meant,
even before I had
hair on my balls.
[from Drunk at the matinee by Ben Smith, 2010. Cover art [...]

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

todd moore | doing shots with ben smith in air à boire

Ben Smith’s AIR A BOIRE, roughly translated as Drinking Songs, isn’t so much a book of poetry as it is a dramatic gesture, a kicked open door, a drink thrown in the face, a stiff shit of the best boiling down the throat. What got my attention right away was the cover with [...]