Amiri Baraka
from Cento Magazine

Ed Dorn



What will say this

Something like was is


I can remember myself

How I gon remember them, him


Yall, with whens, oh the talk the

Discussions, serious with laughs


I dug Ed Dorn because he wd rather

Make you his enemy


Than Lie


No matter what AG & the others might think

Tho Allen, I can say, was reluctant as Naropa

That Ed had vowed to stay away


You know because of that drunken preacher

Allen's Tibetan Buddhist sexhound teacher


Anyway, that's what I hold of Ed

Thin straight blonde Cowboy

Movie looking white guy with the mind

Of a saw. Hey, me & Ed wd run it


We of the Green Lantern

By Day or By Night

No Evil will Escape

Our sight.


So to that hideous unrelenting deadly far left jab

Of this Dis world, the jabs are grabs

Look up, another of my peepas

Has booked.


Yeh, they was

Really here


& it wasn't for a

long time


whatever it seemed


way gone


Zizwe Ngafua

Split the other

Day, my man


A poet, God

& Gaston too

& Ed Dorn


a White dude

Straight as

The barrel

Of a pen


Called his self

A Gun Slinger


Tall rock hard

Slim, Hey, Ed


Gun Slinger,


You know, we'll get to argue