Thursday, May 19, 2005

Where Are They Now? Lost Poets of the 70s: Smoking Sam Cornish

For those of you reloading the page every few seconds in anxious anticipation, here it is: this week's installation of Where are they now? Lost Poets of the 70s! The font came out a bit small today, so click on the image for your reading/fashion enjoyment.

We admire Mr. Cornish's suit--we really do, and his hairstyle has endured better than most of his 70s counterparts (certainly better than Marvin Bell or Thomas Brush). But man, what's that dude smoking in this picture? Check out those eyes ...

His poem isn't as bizarre as our last installation, but it does feature a thirteen-year-old "wondering if he had the special knowledge / that women wanted from men / endured the pain she moaned / the odor between her breasts" Pew... I wonder what Agent Trochee's gonna say about this one. Posted by Hello


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I'm glad to see that you don't just snark white poets. i was beginning to doubt your commitment to "equal opportunity snark"

6:18 PM, May 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I Want to write

A Poem I just

Break up my prose into lines

Like my professor

told me and add lots of detail

Which I am not doing here

Sometimes I just like a large list

Of things I saw

Common Things that take on a mystery

When juxtaposed together

Like Delilio

Sometime I tell a story without

a point and that makes it

real profound

Got to add a few obscure words

That foreign language requisite

It is a Good thing. Latin too.

Do you know what is the difference

Between gibberish and modern poetry

Nobody signs their name to gibberish

6:52 PM, May 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a suspicion that those who snark here, and hide behind their less than clever aliases, do so because they write the same mediocre garbage, and are intent on submitting to the same mediocre publications so that their real names will be next to the other hacks.

10:41 AM, May 20, 2005  
Blogger Snark said...

Yeah, your alias is really clever, "anonymous"

Some people seem not to understand what the word "snark" means.

3:00 PM, May 20, 2005  
Blogger Dark Dorothy said...

he probably wouldn't be appropriate for your "where are they now" posts, but something needs to be said about the god-awful crap that Bill Knott writes... he's an assistant professor at Emerson College...
Here's an example from his book, Laugh at the End of the World...

While orbiting
the earth
at a height of one millimeter
I notice
it tickles.

6:30 AM, May 21, 2005  
Anonymous ginger pennebaker said...

That's a big spliff for one person, Mr. Cornish! Hope the photographer is getting in on it.

7:18 AM, May 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snark, if you were so clever, you would not visually represent yourself as a blue penis.

7:31 AM, May 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought it was a blue turd

8:18 AM, May 21, 2005  
Blogger Snark said...

What do you mean by "visually represent myself." That's a photograph.

1:19 PM, May 21, 2005  
Anonymous tape, the clear kind. said...


7:45 PM, May 22, 2005  
Blogger Agent Trochee said...

Damn negro! I do believe you are a real-life case of a white dude passing as a black man so your poetry might be considered better than bad. Were you the inspiration for that 80s flick Soul Man?

2:31 PM, May 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go away, dark dorothy. that BK poem rules.

8:53 PM, May 30, 2005  
Blogger Beverly Writer said...

Sam Cornish teaches at Emerson College and is insane, and useless as a professor. I had him as a teacher, so this anthology got him somewhere.

And Bill Knott rules.

1:08 PM, June 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

white dude passing as a black man? is that funny? well, he ain't lost, obviously. And Bill Knott is also insane, if you want good snark get his latest book...

6:43 PM, July 19, 2005  
Anonymous Namazanyc said...

Still spinn'in on borrowed skin,
Yuppies lie on how ya Live
Elder Grey
like the Tea
not quite Zen
Tell me cousin
How has your Real - ality
Really been?

8:49 PM, December 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an incredible collection of idiots this site attracts. I know both Bill Knott and Sam Cornish, as teachers and writers. Bill Knott was actually said by Sonic Youth to be their favorite poet. You are all so unclever and not talented that you set about attacking those that really are.

9:11 AM, January 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam Cornish rips hard, for a chick.

10:58 PM, February 12, 2006  
Anonymous Rebecca "R.S." said...

Sam Cornish was one of my fave professors at Emerson.

And not just cuase he used to take us out for drinks at the Tam either.

I took 3 classes with him.

he always called me by my initials.

9:30 PM, December 20, 2006  

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