Table of Contents (in the Form of a Sonnet) for an Imaginary Post-punk Poetry Chapbook

Carol M. Highsmith, Willard Hotel model


1. underground cellars, Experimental Trajectories.

2. La volonté de rupture ou la beauté radicale.

3. extensive rehearsals make (even) le moins que parfait perfect.

4. I Could Not Handwrite Any Longer.

5. the TYPEWRITER becomes an ACCORDION.

6. The Poet(ess) as a Cultural Machine.

7. Converting Ulysess into a quilt—A kind of Steve Roggenbuck’s Youuutube Vids.

8. image macros & screenshots are the best places to put your intentional plagiarized stuff without being blamed.

9. the Inter(national) policewoman is still adjusting her glossy pink lipstick.

10. where is my savior? where is my post-punk Sappho?

11. i love to analyze her funky voice in my studio.

12. the poetess next door is still an ENIGMA.

13. if you find any glimpse of punk-ness be sure to retweet!!!

14. We All Need Some Kind of REVIVAL!


Image credit: Carol M Highsmith


The Learned Pig

Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015).