Birdwolf is a new year-long project authored by the collective Entropy community. It is a collaborative online epic poem written by the Entropy community on a weekly basis. A different author will write the next stanza or section of the poem each week, to be posted every Tuesday, following the previous post from the previous week, and following a very limited set of guidelines (that each author has one week to write the next piece after the previous week’s installment goes up, that the installment should build from the previous section’s content and form, and that contributions should range between 8 and 24 lines or be a visual work).
Follow the entire epic poem here: Birdwolf.
The thirty-fifth installment is presented this week by Ken Taylor.
cloud in the shape of birdwolf
an apex predator w/ a toe in both the old & new in place of a beak she found dating is long & bushy & sometimes known as perching straying from a kind of stream performing the same actions of the role of the body rounded beyond recognition what was thought as possible cooking on a hot plate gives voice to wilderness or to connecting impulse w/ the air to work in concert her muzzle her winter fur & lightweight but strong skeleton only humans & tigers & well-researched animals deemed a threat her laying hard-shelled eggs & not yet capable of flight is highly advanced to produce another fertile hybrid w/ a stack of books & pack nature keeping far away from being despised by feathered ancestors she migrates in a range encompassing sameness between periods of cooling check your lonely hunter at the door her four-chambers may not beat for you
Ken Taylor is the author of self-portrait as joseph cornell (forthcoming from Pressed Wafer) and two chapbooks: first the trees, now this (Three Count Pour, 2013) and dog with elizabethan collar, a collaboration 12 artists (selva oscura press, 2015). Current projects include Lute & Drum: An Online Arts Quarterly and selva oscura press, a 501(c)(3), non-profit poetry press (selvaoscurapress.com) whose aim is to publish books from new and established poets.