The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... Captain Haddock vs. the PTA

This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.

Amy Beeder teaches at UNM. Previously she was a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and taught high school in West Africa. She will be reading Sunday August 1st at the Church of Beethoven with Stefi Weisburd.

Captain Haddock vs. the PTA

Bewildered Saint of the curse, bulbous
& profane, I invoke you against this Nest
Of Lice & Vipers
: o volcanic Captain, I implore you, pour
Your scorn upon these Borgias; before these Braggarts
Unfurl your thick invective, show your bullet head
Whiskey-pickled, weathered & pupiless, sweating
In a bantam rage, your sad-fish face a fist;
Ostrogothic versus the matrons
Voluble against the Vampire’s slander
Because I would never say Vivisectionist to her face
While you old Captain Fatstock, Hopscotch, Havoc
Denouncer of Bullies, Knitters & Bandits
Live to make the air around you frantic
To spill your black lake of Cannibal ink.

Views: 109


You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Best Burger in New Mexico? 71 Replies

Started by Greg Kaufman in Food & Drink. Last reply by Sharon Niederman on Tuesday.

New DCF Group - Ukulele

Started by vinceinburque in General Discussion on Monday.

Women's Haircut + Blow Dry = $30 (Coupon) for Victor @ Cruz's Hair Studio 2 Replies

Started by John Maguire in Announcements. Last reply by John Maguire Nov 9.

Who has amazing appetizers? 16 Replies

Started by Sophie in Food & Drink. Last reply by Kitson Harvey Nov 9.

The best wings in town? 10 Replies

Started by Sophie in Food & Drink. Last reply by Kitson Harvey Nov 9.

Latest Activity

Dee Cohen's 2 blog posts were featured
31 minutes ago
Dee Cohen posted blog posts
31 minutes ago
Dee Cohen liked Ebony 'Isis' Booth's blog post Burque Bound and Down
37 minutes ago
Dee Cohen liked Sophie's blog post Morning Fix: RR>HH>BL
37 minutes ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2015   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service