POEMS: Ed Steck

Two pieces from Pieces from Confetti/Remasquerade(Happy Halloween)

A title card projected onto a surface/how I felt
like/a surface smattered/goopy and accidental
I’m corn syrup/This is my VHS copy of the
1982 monster movie, Basket Case, This is my
DVD copy of the 1982 monster movie, Basket
Case, This is my Blu-Ray copy of the 1982
monster movie, Basket Case /being onerific/how


I’m a title card/revolting block of flesh grimly
carved/represent: deformed human head – a
sculpture of immeasurable façade, how do you
move a face when it remains still?/In a traveled
wicker basket, a post-surgery host body controls
(telepathically) a symbiotic representative need:
a project against separation, a sidekick, a copy



I’m watching spaghetti death/Director: Mario
Bava/I spent $30 on a Wizard Video big box
VHS copy of Lucio Fulci’s ‘Zombie’/I make
$9.00 an hour at the Carnegie Library for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped/Today is
Monday, September 23, 2013/I’m exiting the
horror convention/Director: Dario Argento


A mask is worn on the face/whatever I did
when I wore it was not myself/engaged with
masking – to obscure (the face) erasure and
order/when I wore it I was no longer myself
engaging with the idea of not myself/I wrote
The History of the Mask down as “monstering
of identity”/A knife is projected on a screen




Ed Steck is the author of The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) and sleep as information/the fountain is a water feature (Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, 2014). 

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