on Various Influences
by E.W. Wilder
The title says it all in this piece from Newton's “Stewed”
Period, a time from 1990 to '92 comprising some of his most experimental
works. Note the influence of mid-'70s L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry and the
uncontrolled babble commonly associated with hallucinogenic muskrooms.
This latter was no doubt derived from Newton's collection of reel-to-reel
tapes, one of which is titled Let's Rap About Experimental Psychology
of the 1940s and 1950s, from the famed Let's Rap series
of “hip” instructional tapes Foursquare Educational Company
produced in order to appeal to “Today's Teen.” Typical warpage
ensues. Special thanks to the archives of the Quayle Memorial Librarie
at EastWestern University.
Ad Asparagus per Nauseam
by Bean Newton
1. The answer is inside out. Like pajama bottoms it must be
appreciated for what it was before
2. the cows came home. Cows, daily catter anyway, do leary
come home. They frequently have to be herded there.
3. Expressions, like milk, can sometimes be drunk real.
4. Consider the following exceptions: parking, sick, moss growing
5. on your fore farthers. Simultaneous transmissions from the Dog Star
to Hollyweird, repeated daily, shows at
6. and ten. Sister Boom-Bah and her 26 nipples entro-
tain the Trainwreck Super-ride. You've seen them, deep-lined
7. and skinny-legged, one plum head and apple belly, true pop-
sicle sticks and glued-on nasty-nail. They drive no pleasure, you'd
8. prized, from raking naked bodies. But a nice distraction still from
boss and sour bass and bosswife. "Nice."
9. Use advisedly: the lawyers say anything
more would be admiring geld. [Iodine and host-spittle goons and
10. weeks in tensive care, a code all for a need to sleep and
11. The be-ing breaks down into Sartriness.