Last Stand: Poet As Rock Star-Magician by Doug Draime


Last Stand: Poet As Rock Star-Magician

Pulling filthy/
words out of
a top hat, his
rabbits in the
heat of

orgasmic fuck,
as his wand/guitar

he screamed.

And then he
humping wildly,
like a stud horse,

into the orgy
of his pulsating
top hat

So frantic
and insane
his drummer

dropped dead
of a heart

trying to keep

Doug Draime
Doug Draime

Doug Draime’s

latest book is More Than The Alley, a full-length poetry collection from Interior Noise Press. Also available are four chapbooks: Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980 (Covert Press), In The Back of Madam Wong’s (Tree Killer Inc), Rock ’ n Roll Jizz (Propaganda Press), and an online chap, Speed of Light (Right Hand Pointing). A poet, short story writer, and playwright, Draime emerged as a presence in the literary ‘underground’ in Los Angeles in the late 1960’s. Awarded PEN grants in 1987, 1991, and 1992. During the last few years he has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. Forthcoming, a career spanning collection from Pedestrian Press, called Farrago Soup.

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