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By Fred Moten

The Little Edges is a suite of poems that extends poet Fred Moten’s experiments in what he calls “shaped prose”—a approach of arranging prose in rhythmic blocks, or occasionally shards, within the curiosity of audio-visual patterning. formed prose is a kind that works the “little edges” of lyric and discourse, and radiates out into the gap among them. As occasional items, the various poems within the e-book are the results of a request or fee to remark upon a piece of paintings, or to memorialize a specific second or individual. In Moten’s poems, the problem and effort of a novel occasion or individual are remodeled by means of their front into the social house that they, in flip, remodel. an internet reader’s spouse is obtainable at http://fredmoten.site.wesleyan.edu.

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Will the social existence that makes itself stay up for us? Will the longer term, recorded dwell, carry on for us? I’m candy Nancy Wilson well past making a song. I’m fabulously Cecil Taylor of the texture. It’s her half I’m continuously attempting to sing, notwithstanding she’s no longer making a song. movement my palms to the texture, although he’s now not right here, alive, angled, distant, followed. |  forty-one They unconceal—pattern poised in elusion like it’s sposed to be. edition spends the idea of saving and can’t depend. deliver around the mystery that trusts no phrases. announcing anything past announcing, within the exile of voice and horn, whistled notwithstanding it can’t be whistled, stated in making a song notwithstanding it can’t be acknowledged, stated in leaving making a song, acknowledged in leaving forty two  | it unsung, music of wish, secure from hope, stored in wish. I lay with francis within the margin. I lay with francis within the margin. my plan with out surrounding used to be in tact. my shift was once additional vagrant. my grain used to be negative and in selection used to be immigrant and trans, I’m simply so delicate and flighty, yet francis curls me into violet cradling and interpreting to arrange for bordering and a burthen for my numbering into violent edging. francis, who’s so cautious within the sight of his mama, |  forty three in her recital of handing, in her unsold morsels, retains directly to the ornament’s enhance, guy. his lists are like knives and his tongues, oh my god, are candy as maths. we’re like westerns in a togetherness; viv richards is our coincidence and unexpected examination. forty four  | ra, your gignity our echo. over heard in pitts burgh four. five. thirteen however it prove that everyone be returning our calls. we have been speaking at easter dinner, in a thai eating place, approximately our favourite coefficients. by no means discovered an answer conversing in regards to the challenge, deserted to ourselves in piracy, enemies to all our states and selves; yet from the instant we get traction to the instant we lose tune we examine sharing like gamers examine enjoying. taking part in simply to play transfections of repertoire as recommendations and strategies of sharing to the tip of the realm. do we proportion the top of settling? am i able to misunderstand you back, guy, out of affection for additional? the north megastar is what’s occurring now so I’m hearing distinction within the pleasure of being additional, that is the matter of the centuries. listening in pan- african pan, resorbed in interested by you, unique endure head, like a brand new sequence of recognized flames on bridge highway, this gspianic sound and ex cathedran groove is the unique 2! |  forty five grad grind, gentles, until the park is long past. his hair used to be like hairy lining brushed and see-through and he was once light, his pinkness had a descent in it, like he had warmed down, yet you may inform incidentally he took up house, scared a person could get him for all that careless bumping into humans, proficient in growth at an early age, his calls for on the informational assembly have been sharp and unchecked in his mother’s bloom, together with her steel fingers, whereas his father defined the right kind use of the fabrics to the primary. maria and cesar and the idea of handcuffs, inquiring for what they took ’cause it’s scorching as hell among the baguette, don’t convey your personal tamales, and the home of york.

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