Bhanu Kapil has been writing for the Harriet blog. Recently this month, some amazing posts about chemical stories in the abyss and how she feels like wet meat slipping from a table and, simultaneously, a butcher. Today I was informed that she did a prereading and reading of my Paul Thek book! I feel like a flying pig, I am honored.
“What comes: the image of a horse galloping, very fast, and it’s face/muzzle splits down the middle. So that a horse blood outline is now galloping in place. Blood, that is, in the shape of a horse: its membrane a curing: a way for the blood to have surface tension without clotting. The blood is turning black as I look. There is a quality of revolution and if I look behind the horse, to where it’s come from, there is someone lying on the floor. The floor is a low-grade paper. Or like outer space grey. The person lying on the floor has been damaged—their wings are thin and oily, like torn lengths of skin. There is a lot of bleeding in this image too: but also regeneration. (This is palmistry.) I see that the lower half of the body is a hand and the upper part is a non-human structure with human features. An angel? The body of an angel merges with a person’s hand, but also, it could be that the person’s hand is inside it. The angel. Now I look more closely and the blood leaving the angel’s body is black.”
Thank you, Bhanu,
glittering mermaid with hair on fire.