Tonight at 6:30 at the New School (in room 510 of 66 West 12 Street) Paul Violi will read his poems and converse with David Lehman.
Read Michael Quattrone on Paul Violi here
In Khlebnikov's Aviary
O you Cacklers, cackle away!
O Cacklers and Cacklettes,
cackle cackle cackle!
Arise, O Ridicules, O righteous Cacklings,
snicker and snigger, cackle and gloat!
Cackleladies and Cacklegents,
O my Cackleeeeers!
Greet the morn, O you Cacklers and Cacklettes!
Welcome to Cackledom!
O you cacklishly contagious Cacklings!
Splattering cachinnations, cackle every which way!
Cease not, O noontide Cacklettes
and Cacklings—cackle away!
Cackle away all ye Cacklers,
O Cacklings and Cacklettes,
-- Paul Violi