Video: Rebecca Wolff at the Sue Scott Gallery

By The Editors on 10.09.09

From between the painted tape of the Franklin Evans exhibit currently on display at New York’s Sue Scott Gallery, Rebecca Wolff read from her latest collection The King last night. In this video she reads two poems: ‘I live in the rectory’ and ‘Content is King’. Rebecca describes ‘Content is King’ as the “crypto title-poem” of the book.

I live in the rectory

I detest intimacy.
I did not think, I only acted.
I married the pastor.
I dream about the feelings,
meditate on straw.

I don't imagine you've ever felt this way
(one of several ways)
(an ecstacy)
yet I can't tell the difference
between myself (momentarily)
and that one over there
and this is another syndrome

You can't remember how good it feels
What can you remember how good it feels?
I dare you to [  ]
(love, being in love, sex in love, transcendental massage)

I gave birth on my hands and knees
that is what I wanted to tell you

Remember you are the Goddess
in the room


lookbackstage’ by Franklin Evans, as exhibited at the Sue Scott Gallery

Related:
Listen to Rebecca Wolff read ‘Breeder Sonnet’ from The King
Columns by Rebecca Wolff on Poems Out Loud

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