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Published: Wed Oct 15 1975
Eva Lundsager, Were now like (detail), 2021, oil on canvas
AGNI 4 Class Work Journeys
“Enrichissez Vous”

I’m not suicidal but I think
why not give it a
try get rich buy everything you need stock
market PR running an office
you’d make a great
demagogue if only you’d pull your
mind down over the welt
think about the cost of
living after all you’ve been
eating food all your life never
had any job you wanted in 40 yrs
you too can look like Paul
Harvey Harry
Reasoner Billy Graham probably
felt the same way once and Christ
he looks like God with his mouth open

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by Matthias Politycki
Translated from the German by Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright
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Peter Klappert teaches in the MFA Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His AGNI poem “Satan Who Is Most Noisy When He Whispers” is the concluding poem in his book-length collection The Idiot Princess of the Last Dynasty, which was scheduled to be published by Knopf in January 1981 “and may yet appear. ‘Oh it’s a grand bad story…’” Portions of the book appeared in AGNI 9 with an essay on the manuscript by Martha Collins, as well as in AGNI 10/11 and 12. Klappert recently completed a chapbook-length poem in the form of a film script, ’52 Pick-Up: Scenes from the Conspiracy (A Documentary). (updated 1981)

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