Zachary Schomburg is a very talented poet, hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is the author of two books: Scary, No Scary and The Man Suit. He also co-edits a small poetry press called Octopus Books. His pieces often utilize surreal landscape and commonplace objects to evaluate struggles in everyday life. Spork Press recently published the first 25 pages of Fjords titled From the Fjords and gives us a little snippet of his poetry. In "Refrigerator General," an actual refrigerator general comes to inspect a woman's refrigerator when, in fact, she does not possess one. She is made to feel inhuman and violated due to her lack of ownership. In "Large Refrigerator of the Valley," an individual brings the largest refrigerator ever made to woman in a shack and asks her to ponder how it will change her entire life. In both poems, necessity and humanity are analyzed with skepticism.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
160 Courthouse Sq