“LESSON BY WAY OF BENVENISTE” & “DEVICES”
LESSON BY WAY OF BENVENISTE
Everything outgrows we who outgrow who else but you loves what you loved and loves you in turn, as if you were that, and simple nature changed is nature, and change of address, weather hands becomes the you you are says to you what’s loved changes, as to remain changing who loves DEVICES When I ripped out my heart my body kept walking It walked through summer through the summer rain abominable carts sitting in lots upholstery slicked hot to car-belts and quads and besides these the idea of sun which was not in those days to come to the sun excelling high and far above anything I was to understand nothing though now that that is then what remains, not the lesser portion but only sense and a sense of the sense
Jennifer Soong is a New Jersey and New York-based poet. Her first full-length book, ‘Near, At’ was chosen by Pierre Joris, Monica McClure, and Claudia La Rocco for upcoming publication with Futurepoem Books. She received her B.A. in English and Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard College before working at The New School and joining the English doctoral program at Princeton University. Her poetry has been published in Berfrois, Prelude Magazine, DIAGRAM, glitterMOB, H_NGM_N, among other places, and has been translated into Spanish.