“Why scribble in lingo 3 peoples read?” by Bryan Sentes

Poet: Bryan Sentes Poem title: “Why scribble in lingo 3 peoples reads?” Poem: Hungarian writers are hot property in Germany § Kortárs gonna translate routines they asked for? § No one writes Hungkey like you (you’ve said so yrself) § It’s up to yr bicameral muses § When the White Horse loa rides you like a Saskywinter white horny buffalo bull, you sit down at yr desk and write, not for anyone in particular, not to express some tormenting sentiment, not to explain or justify yourself to yourself, just straight § Beckett yr oeuvre then! § You join your words for more than four people § Your mother’s heartbeat voice, your lips around her areola. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Bryan Sentes Previously published online (19 July 2017) on Dispatches from the Poetry Wars Bryan Sentes was born (1964) and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he studied philosophy before moving to Montreal to study English literature and creative writing, where he presently resides. He is the recipient of a Canada Council Explorations Grant, multiple Individual Assistance Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, a Villa Waldberta Writers Residency Stipend, and was short listed for the 2019 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition. He has worked as an associate editor of Windscript and the administrative assistant Grain. His poems have appeared in print and online in periodicals in Canada, Germany, and Hungary. He is the author of a baker’s dozen of chapbooks, the full-length collections Grand Gnostic Central (DC Books, 1998), Ladonian Magnitudes (DC Books, 2006), and March End Prill (Book*hug, 2011), and, in collaboration with artist Juan L. Gomez-Perales and critic Lynn Millette, The Hunger of the Starlings (2004). The chapbook As on a holiday will appear this spring from Cactus Press. Translations (with Antoine Malette) from Louis Riel’s Massinahican are forthcoming in Rothenberg’s and Taboada’s hemispheric anthology of the Americas (from origins to present) due out from the University of California Press.