J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Nelson’s work is influenced by the Beat writers, especially the cut-up techniques pioneered by William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous prose techniques. Most of his work is created through the cutting up and collaging of his own daily freewriting. His work is also influenced by Dada and Surrealism. His poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. Visit http://MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.
to cook a leopard use a tick bug, one stripe were you a king’s cousin? were you a worried toad? lessen now hanky on the day of the earth we learn of a new apple when we were bakers we ate the bread of heaven
the cricket is the known owl
the blue wallow a third of the bubbles a marchy angle the eagles game the popcorn poe the underlined sour the stolen gourds a marble maybe the glossy name the clean wheat study a french fax know-a-meal
carpet loaf coupe
I’m in the wrong culinary tree I’m in the hammock of the wren let’s lose these tree skulls let’s let these trees be free I’m doctor sea rock I’m clay-brain of the tipping shoe why wouldn’t a flash matter to a rabbit?