Summary: Poem by J.I. Abbot18 Sep 2017, Posted by Poetry in
Art: Camille Lewis, @camilleannise SUMMARY Why does your salt weigh so conscionably on my chest—why, why was our season preempted by another rerun of a summer; can we now catch and save it, and if so, will we use motion-capture tech, so we won’t even need to put on the full suit… and will that tick off some older generation of summerers?—the guy who got his break in Tunisia four decades ago, baking in the glow of someone else’s love, and that’s usually how it is, isn’t it? I like the new robot better, our children will say, entranced by some new drink of gin and tea that hasn’t yet been dreamt up, even, in the sky of minds.
About the author:
J.I. Abbot is Professor of English and Philosophy at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. A poet, essayist, and translator with a focus on the links between and among the philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and poetics, Abbot completed an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, and his undergraduate work in Languages and Literature at Bard College. His collection of poems, An Argument of Dreams, will be published in 2018 by La Bohème, an imprint affiliated with the literary and political journal Peripheral Surveys (PS+). Last December, his chapter titled “What Bad Is Not: Breaking Bad, Apophatic and Dramaturgic Continua from Creator to Viewer, and a Poetics of the Philosophy of Religion” was included in the volume Philosophy and Breaking Bad (ed. Robert Arp, Kevin Decker and David Koepsell, Palgrave, 2016).
In the artist’s words:
Camille Lewis attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.