Greetings, dear readers! We’re thrilled to present our first ever Bodega Broadside. It seems only fitting that its premiere would feature Anne Carson, a poet who is perpetually reinventing the shape of things. Of her newest release, Carson writes:
“Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names.
To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.”
So, without further ado, please enjoy this sneak peek of Red Doc>, available on March 5th, from Knopf.
WIFE OF BRAIN
we enter we tell you
we are the Wife of Brain
at this point you have little grounds to complain we say
a red man unfolding his wings is how it begins then the lights
come on or go off or the stage
spins it’s like a play omnes
to their places
the following faces
the red one (G)
you already know (what’s he done to his hair) his old friend Sad
looks kind beware
third Ida Ida is limitless and will soon be our king
a little red hut where G lives alone
Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living.
Bodega Broadsides is a digital broadside series which aims to feature single pieces of work we feel are exceptional. These broadsides are available on our website and also as a PDF, so feel free to print them on some high quality paper and hang them on your walls. We plan to publish these occasionally -- no more than three times per year.