Friday, June 27, 2014

Two Poems By Jesus Correa

Two poems by Jesus Abraham Correa VII from his upcoming book, Iced Cream, published by Zombie Logic Press. The book will be available for sale in August of 2014. You can pre-order your copy now Iced Cream by Jesus Correa

 for the drowning to come

the power is all gone, and we are all in the dark

it’s been raining for weeks, and it’s never going to stop

that’s what the weather man said, before the power went out

we’re all going to drown, we are all going to drown

and there’s no more TV, no more cartoons

goodbye career, and goodbye to you

and so we all start to climb, to the highest of grounds,

but we are all going to drown, we are all going to drown

now your money’s no good, it’s just paper with ink

but you still taste so good, and your lips are still pink

and the tide is coming in, hear the water rush into town,

if you hold me while i drown, i will hold you while you drown

so children eat your ice cream, while there is ice cream to be eaten

and parents beat your children, while there are children to be beaten

and i am trying to be happy with every breath that i breath in

but we are all going to drown soon and it makes me so sad.

so i don’t forget

dig a tiny little hole

for your tiny little bones

for your tiny little life

has come to a close

so these tiny little tears

run down those tiny little cheeks

and they run run run

for tiny little weeks

then we all move on

and the world spins around

it all moves along

as the world spins around

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Scream and Scream Again For Iced Scream By Jesus Abraham Correa VII

Iced Cream by Jesus Correa
I love books. You do, too. That's why you're here. I started publishing when I was a teenager, using any form of technology I could to get the word out. When I was 18 I had the good fortune of being "discovered" by one of Chicago's most unusual presses, The Press of the Third Mind. I remember writing over half of the poems that would end up in my first book, Concave Buddha and Other Public Dis-Service Announcements in the two weeks before it was published just to lengthen what was a chapbook into a full-length poetry book. It meant the entire world to me that someone thought enough of my work to publish my first book. It still is one of the enduring highlights of my life. 

Twenty-five years later I am in a position to publish the first book of a poet I feel very strongly about. It's really a one-of-a-kind book. I know, because I've been reading it and re-reading it for two years now waiting for the poet to give me final permission to publish it. This Spring, he did. 

I've started a crowd-funding campaign to help me with the costs of this book. I have also taken a summer job working with a landscaper. I have to admit getting my hands in the dirt has been an unexpected joy, and I tell the guy I work with he should be charging people to come out and get a chance to do this work with him. Nonetheless, it's hard work, and I'm tired. So, I'm asking for a little help from the artistic community to make this project happen. 

I enlisted the top professional video producer in town,Tim Stotz to make a fun video for the campaign, and he sure did. I know how worn out everyone is being asked for money all the time, so I wanted to make a project that offered something back even if you don't choose to contribute, and something pretty special if you did. 

Please help me out and Scream For Iced Cream