Here you can read some of my poetry, both improvised and composed, published and unpublished. Some is accompanied by video, audio, or artwork. Sharing or comments are welcome.
american poverty is a house full of junk, Ben says. the second vacuum, the third picnic cooler. the how-to books. an unread self-help section. the bric-a-brac stores at auction. “things you’d buy for your grandkids,” antiques roadshow hopefuls. his...
Allan Andre writes poetry upon request in the heart of bustling New York: a poem called “How the Gloom so Lovely Blooms”.
Allan Andre, poetry. Improvised live on KVCU, AM radio 1190. December 2014. Original photograph
Allan Andre- poetry. Improvised live on KVCU, 1190 AM. December 30, 2014. This is a mix of text that caught my eye as I turned the pages of the then-current issue of Westword newspaper… plus a few poets who happened to be walking around in my mind at that moment.
“Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” A Poem By Allan Andre.
（for Cao Shufeng's visit to New York.）Steady runs her pulse…steady in a field of liquid dreams, steady in a murmur of other possibilities. She holds steady as the city breaks open around her: here there was supposed to be a skyscraper, and there...
(for myself.)From birth to 17 I was told every daythat I was worthless. I knew better,but I couldn't tell. I had no choice but to take itat face value with the part of me that spoke. The other part stayed silent. As I...
(for Mitch, who provided the title.)
he is you:
a human buddha
was a statue
“A Prayer For Spring.” Original text and collage. Sculpture by Anthony Caro. Commissioned for CSArt Colorado 2013.
“Assigned Truths.” Original text and collage. Commissioned for CSArt Colorado 2013.