Comings / Goings | Jenni B. Baker
dancing girl press, 2015
Jenni B. Baker is an experimental poet and editor based in Bethesda, MD. Her poetry — mostly found, some not — has been published in more than three dozen journals and publications. She is currently creating erasure poetry from David Foster Wallace’s 1079-page novel Infinite Jest. In 2011, she founded The Found Poetry Review, the first literary journal dedicated exclusively to publishing erasure, cut-up and related types of found poetry.
Words hold no holy bond
post-scotch drown, grow hot
on downtown’s gold crowns,
to-do crowds. Old Crow’s
shot sons glow strong on glory,
know wrong lots, lost control.
My cross, fox-born boy, go slow:
torch no stories, storm no shows.
For worth-proof, blow smoky
to my post-p.m. door, cool blood
on comfort. For mottos, know only
my soft, long-off look: not now.