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Throaty Wipes

Throaty Wipes

By Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770564459, 250 pages, April 2016
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770564466, 250 pages, April 2016
Paperback : 9781552453285, 80 pages, April 2016
Ebook (MobiPocket) : 9781770564596, April 2016

Excerpt

What Is Poetry
(a twelve-tone poem)
trite yap show
rosy twit heap
posterity haw
a wept history
it’s yawp rot, eh
a wisher potty
a power shitty
a whitey sport
poetry is what
whips yo tater
pets it awry, oh
oh, twisty pear
two hearts yip
it’s paw theory
hi! try wet soap
ear whist typo
ape with story
or what ye spit
or what yeps it
throaty wipes
or what I types
Without You
I wander lonely as a clod
in a bondless ble sky.
I’m living in a bbble,
the little engine
that cold.
I miss being a nit.
Me and my big
moth, devoring
every planet y’all
were in. Only
Mars and Earth
can sstain life now.
What a clsterfck!
I’ve lost ten ponds.
I’ve been hiding in the
hose reading The History
of Tom Jones, a Fondling.
I need my fond pot back, yo.
I am ardor’s American
neighbor. At the la
grass skirts hla;
I slmp in a
mm.
I’m in the Salt.
I know I was sed
bt I miss that sing.
Layman’s Terms
OK, say the tower is
bathwater, the dish
is your drain pipe, your
computer a septic tank,
the trees a cracked
waste shoe. OK, the
tower is a gas tank,
the dish is a crankcase,
the trees a leaky
fuel injector and your
computer a rough or
hesitant idler. The tower
is your brain, OK? your
dish is your mouth,
the trees the inhibitory
neurotransmitter gamma-
aminobutyric acid, your
computer slurring ‘this
time make it a double.’
The tower is power,
your computer is a hair
dryer, your dish is a plug,
the trees are insulation
under the screw. The trees
are a slotted spoon,
OK? the tower is a dish,
your computer a leaky
mouth, your dish
another dish. Say
the tower is a red
fish, your dish
a spawning pool.
Your trees are too shallow.
Your computer is a cobble
riffle. A forest is a pinball
machine. A tree is a cotton ball, OK?
Your arms slur and plug,
there are dishes in the
tub. The sun flash-broils
the moon, but your
computer is Earth
under a messy blue sky of trees.
A viper appears to chew
the rat, but in reality
it is toothing in
more venom, to
swallow its prey
whole OK that’s
what you want
from Shredded Suite
2.
Any woman who’s gone to this guy’s office knows he really loves Superman.
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graphed by Christopher Re
after her epidural, was give
This vintage Man of Steel is
was evacuated of clots, spo
signed by George Reeves, “
grasped with ring forceps to
some rust and the usual wea
adequate and blood-tinged
This plastic Man of Steel is
female, age 57, presenting
he inside is nearly spotless
hemostatically intact, but th
condition, box is also mint,
clamped, cut, and suture lig
the usual age-related wear,
with no adhesions or lesions,
it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s
a portion of the tubal stump
is the “Holy Grail” of Super
bilateral salpingo-oophorect
buckle comes w/ FREE belt
with Metzenbaum scissors.
as with any vintage issues, t
ovarian pedicles were isolate
Great Scott, Lois! What hav
proceeded to the abdomen,
day shipping to the USA on
with clamps and hot cautery
this Man of Steel, all wood
was divided in the midline.
-year-old female presenting
a big beanbag Man of Steel
was catheterized, and drain
ed of about 200 cc of urine
signia, and has a black beze
rectus muscle was divided,
small rip in the back but no
-transverse uterine incision
and been repaired with tape
and tissue were removed to
lighter could be removed to
cannulate the left fallopian
. Currently out of stock! Try
the endocervical canal, into
this cool collectable has a f
visceroperitoneum closed wi
just a small scuff in the corn
piously irrigated. 10mm suct
n of Steel’s S-shield logo on
a red rubber catheter was use
the arms move up and down
in the dorsal supine position
in a punching action. It has
abdomen opened in layers w
eed never been played with!
moderate amount of bleedin
ssic all-wood hands and feet
ncurrent elective sterilization
No. 75, issued 11-17-1992.
C-section for abruption. Pat
cratch visible in my pics. To
infant’s head was delivered
autographed by Margot Kid
ing single-toothed tenaculum
Krytpo Ray gun. Ships to U
quick delivery of infant and
auctioning naked figure only
was delivered and handed o
Fingers and toes perfect! No
d sponge count were correct.
with glow-in-the-dark hands
unfortunately a name is scra
and infant cried spontaneous
name could be buffed out if
because of previous caesaria
figure comes without outfit
Cord blood was obtained fo
lass display case shaped like
living female infant, vertex,
Sorry about the cape. It’s go
nasopharynx were suctioned
sharpener is in his chest! Jus
a viable male infant, 7 lbs., 4
are no marks or loose joints!
elivered living infant, female
Folds out to 6 ½” high for st
all 20 issues for this incredib
Apgar scores 9 and 9. After 5
his big beanbag Man of Steel
was closed with metal staples
in any way as an actual gun

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD

In 1934, Gertrude Stein asked ‘What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose.’ Throaty Wipes answers this question and many more! How does broadband work? Does ‘chuffed’ mean pleased or displeased? What if the generations of Adam had mothers? Through her signature fusion of formal innovation and lyricism, Holbrook delivers what we've been waiting for.

‘… there is much to like in this collection, and Holbrook’s work is always worth reading.’
– Publishers Weekly

‘Here is language that has a joyous physicality, reminding us that language and, therefore, poetry is first and foremost a physical act involving the muscles of the lips, tongue and jaw; here is language that, for all its playfulness and humour, is honed against the hard edges of a post-postmodern, globalized world.   Formally adventurous, Throaty Wipes refracts a mash-up of consumer society replete with Disney Princesses; Barbie dolls; Biblical myth; romantically adapted fishing instructions; the hard, hard work of birthing; surgery; the body in all its vulnerabilities; medical procedures; running; and PIN numbers for starters. Holding it all together is an overarching intelligence shot through with a lambent compassion for the ultimately fragile human condition. Throaty Wipes shows us how poetry is always about risk-taking inside and outside of language.’
– M. NourbeSe Philip