|On Nov. 9, Hoffman LaChance is hosting a unique art invitational and silent auction organized by Poetry Scores. Poetry Scores is a local arts group dedicated to translating poetry into other media. This year, they have translated into music - i.e., scored - a long poem by Stefene Russell titled "Go South for Animal Index." On Nov. 9, they will release this poetry score CD, published within a handsome book printed by Firecracker Press. They also have invited an interesting group of local and national artists to translate the poem into visual art, with titles drawn from the poem. This work will be hung around the gallery, based on where in the poem the respective titles appear. The work will be on sale by silent auction. For more information about Poetry Scores, call 314-265-1435 or email email@example.com. Chris Kingbrodog@hotmail.com
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|Go South For Animal Index
By Stefene Russell
For the world is from the beasts, and it is a beast.
And desire is in the midst of the beautiful, appetizing trees.
There is a mountain, shaped like an Indian.
And the mouth opens in the seeding, deciduous trees.
Shinkolobwe: a wound is a doorway, this is a portal.
And the trees failing in the beautiful, deciduous light
O Doctor Rontgen, thank you for this armature.
And the snake continues to bite
The new sparkly bark arfs Trinity!
And the oldest trees open their appetites
Little boys and fat men
and nausea burns in the grandparent trees
The black dog becomes black spots
And together we are the perfect day,
There are no beasts on Beast Island,
Tell me-what is the power that will wash an entire generation?
Chart yourself south for the perfect day,