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By John Wieners

707 Scott highway, the magazine of John Wieners, dates from 1958-9, the years whilst Weiners used to be composing The lodge Wentley Poems, in addition to some of the nice lyrical poems incorporated in his chosen Poems. The magazine comprises models of a few of those poems in addition to others that experience by no means been released wherever. "I needs to disregard the right way to write," he states at the commencing web page. "I needs to unlearn what has been taught me." after which later, a section much less portentously: "I needs to find out how to not write. i need to watch with my five senses." Wieners used to be twenty-four, nonetheless greedy for the ineffable "other" that might one way or the other attach his a number of selves and provides his lifestyles that means, but he was once already totally shaped (in many ways) as a poet. The query used to be how to find the "other," tips on how to get there via invocation, intercourse, poetry, medications and magic.

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Put it away as one would do a lover. 8o use What strange voices, what hideous forms appear before me in the faces of my countrymen, my friends. 8r They stalk me down. I To guard against Pax John of the Wood. Sword in his hand, rocks To try my soul? for pay every inch oflife (oy) I move thru, swept over by it forgetting it is not eternal. That is the nature ofjoy that one thin&s it will go on forever. Pain is harder to bear. One forgets there too that this will end. No it sis not harder to bear.

Comfort against the coming of the storm, living when you're in love building up the scale like a roof easy a disease gets caught in my throat. living out ofleaves and grass, taking on your reed the end just right. is your sign. No matter what Vomit on the floor then swing to Popsy, a cool bass behind the waves What boat do I wait for, The trial breath arranged by our betrayers. OnH And nowhere in sight, he says running the most beautiful blue water in the sink expecting to come down any second.

96 QUOTE The magic forest is always fulI of adventures. No one can enter it without losing his way. But the chosen one, the elect, who survives its deadly perils, is reborn and leaves it a changed man. The forest has always been a place of initiationl for there . the demonic presences, the ancestral spirits, and the forces of nature reveal themselves. There man meets his greater sel{ his totem animal. And thither the medicine man conducts the youths of the tribe in order that they may be born again through gruesome initiation rites, as warriors and men.

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