Ugly Duckling Presse

In Glorious Black and White
In Glorious Black and White

Steve Dalachinsky

Poetry $5
Out of Print"August clouds like sugar in my teacup"


in the old days churches were the tallest thing
across the street in the city of bern a piece
of sky rests in a cage
the children run shout laugh & leave
he lives between mts. he walks he
sweats he stops he stands between mts.
he never yawns. der kinder schlafen im demhaus
they are a small part of the present
a small part of the past
august clouds like sugar in my teacup

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About the Author

Steve Dalachinsky

Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946, in Brooklyn, New York right after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals (including Tribes, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Xtant, The Brooklyn Review). He is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment, Up is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, the Unbearables anthologies: Help Yourself, The Worse Book I Ever Read, The Big Book of Sex (of which he is a co-editor), and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James "Blood" Ulmer, Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell. His chapbooks include Musicology (Editions Pioche, Paris), Trial and Error in Paris (Loudmouth Collective), Lautreamont's Laments (Furniture Press), In Glorious Black and White (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Mantis: collected poems for Cecil Taylor 1966-2009 (Iniquity Press), and Long Play E.P. (Corrupt Press). (Dalachinsky has also contributed collages to Nathaniel Farrell's UDP chapbook, The Race Poems.) His book of notebooks from Charles Gayle concerts, The Final Nite was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2006 and won the 2007 Josephine Miles PEN National Book Award. With pianist Matthew Shipp, he has collaborated on a book (Logos and Language from Rogueart Press) and a CD, Phenomena of Interference (Hopscotch Records). He is a contributing columnist for The Brooklyn Rail. His memoir, A Superintendent's Eyes, is being reissued by Autonomedia/Unbearables in an expanded edition. He lives in New York City.