The Lung of the Poet (Splitleaves Press, 2011)

My brand new broadside The Lung of the Poet is now available for preorder at Splitleaves Press for the meager price of $5. 

8.5 x 11 broadside.
Textured paper in dusty-red.
Flat, or rolled and tied with linen thread.

Limited edition of 50. $5.00
Can be shipped in a poster-tube for $1.00 extra.

They’ll be ready to ship on Feb. 1st.  In the meantime, there are only a few days left to get in on Splitleaves’ January sale: “everything in the shop is two dollars off.”

In a 1932 lecture, Jean Cocteau said, “Poets, in order to live, must often die, and shed not only the red blood of their hearts, but the white blood of their souls, that flows and leaves traces which can be followed.”  The Lung of the Poet is, then, a kind of mantic anatomy of the poet brought back from what I call in the poem “the other, already duplicate laboratories of the dead.”

Here’s a little clip from Cocteau’s classic The Blood of a Poet

~ by Michael Leong on January 28, 2011.

3 Responses to “The Lung of the Poet (Splitleaves Press, 2011)”

  1. Wonderful.

  2. Thanks for the support, Tracie!

  3. Oh, I love Cocteau.

    By the way, I started an Etsy, so you can direct folks there if they’re squeamish about sending cash or a check:

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