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Daniel Y. Harris

Daniel Y. Harris is the author of Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Cervena Barva Press, 2013), The New Arcana (with John Amen, New York Quarterly Books, 2012), Paul Celan and the Messiah’s Broken Levered Tongue (with Adam Shechter, Cervena Barva Press, 2010; picked by The Jewish Forward as one of the 5 most important Jewish poetry books of 2010) and Unio Mystica (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009.) He is the President of the Board of Directors of The New York Quarterly Foundation. His website is www.danielyharris.com

Lodge 99*


Yoking the frieze of its parabola and rosaries,
the elect see Eddy motion the Mongol’s tengri   
with a lariat to cluster a hadith: a pitchblende
rescuing the Most High from tatterdemalions.
The belched words loaf. Eddy tweets: “a sweet
zombie Jesus zipperhead cocks a procreant urge,”
from a hyperactive account. The elect become
a flashmob and gangrape a bronze mascot. Eddy
admires his whatchamacallits and zomviruses,
admires himself as throwback or new coming
in the postseason with fireworks. Overriding
is impossible. It’s a rerun of a cable program
called Night of Lodge 99, filmed in Reykjavík
Iceland. Eddy sneers. We have betrayed him.

Excerpt from the emerging manuscript The Rapture of Eddy Daemon



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