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"Lifting Belly"


   

Gertrude Stein's "Lifting Belly" is a wonder. What about Gertrude and Cubism. Cubism is about looking at one object eighteen forty times. People don't write like that any longer than three inches. Lifting belly is a fond memory. A fond memory is a possibility. Another possibility is opening doors found in a cow field. This has nothing to do with cow fields. Lifting belly is about a cow and a husband. Nearly all of this has to do with less than six inches. Cubism existed in France in the early twentieth century. Photorealism doesn't have a counterpoint in poetry. Photorealism existed in the United States in the mid twentieth century. Lifting belly is photorealism. Lifting belly does not call.

Copyright 2006 by Greg Baysans

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