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Page Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, August 16, 1972

PT I DA t ,9

LAST CHANCE!
to find a roommate,
or sell your car, or .. .
through DAILY CLASSIFIEDS
Due to the rapid approach of
semester's end, all classifieds
must be prepaid.
Come on in to 420 MAYNARD
10 a.m.-4 p.m., MON.-FRI.

INSTANT COFFEE:
Localj
By GLORIA JANE SMITH pi
Poetry, as my depleted wallet
too often tells me,. can be very zO
expensive. Sparce soft - cover lo
publications of poets - both D
relatively known and unknown w
- sell for dollars, not mere w
cents. U
Peddling poetry has turned te
p r o f e s s i o n a 1. Literary si
magazines, it seems, must now to
be printed and illustrated im-
pressively - a practice which ou
tends only to bike up prices. w4
Well, browsing through local w
literary magazine racks recent- ac
ly, I came upon an exception to So
the rule: Instant Coffee. he
Yes, Instant Coffee, an Ann Ti
Arbor publication "vaguely as-
sociated with She University,"
that not only includes some fine
poetry, but sells for a mere two
bits.
Its cover, which in Future
Shock tradition comes in a va-
riety of colors, reveals a some-
what grotesque drawing of a
person drinking, of course, a
cup of coffee. Its white inside
pages are obviously the churn-
ings of a mimeograph machine.
But unlike its rough exterior,
the magazine includes a polish-
ed sampling of local poetry -
"Everything in here was writ-
ten in Ann Arbor. Contributors
are mostly University profes-
sors, teaching fellows and stu-
dents.
Terry Patten, who co - edits
Instant Coffee with Shelly Siegel,
contributes "Copper Guitar"
(reprinted on this page), an in-
teresting comment on the pow-
er-play that is commonly ex-
changed between charismatic
New
Freshmen!
Do you want money, a draft
deferment, leadership and
management training,
self-confidence?
If your answer is yes, then
invest /2 hour of your time
to find out how you obtain
the above by attending the
Army ROTC orientation at
Room 200 in North Hall at j
3:30 p.m. every day.

oets ii
erformers and their audiences.
Reading through the maga-
ne, one sees familiar names of
Kcal poets - Robert Hayden,
onald Hall, Robert Stilwell -
ho have read in the past at the
eekly poetry readings in the
GLI sponsored during the win-
r and fall terms by Univer-
ty's English Dept. and Ex-
nsion Service.
The images that float through-
ut the magazine are usually
elil-designed. Catching my eye
as a poem by Tom Elliott who,
ccording to added notes, "used
study with Robert Lowell but
e moved." In his poem "Affair
oo Middling: Poem," we hear:
... you
spend al your time
beating across the country

iprint
in a wind-up car that tuefl
around
when it bumps into an ocea.
Or Neal Bruss' "D e p t h -
Charges," where we hear:
The lethal ashcan glides to the
hull:
It heaves to catch her. For a mo-
ment, chey embrace
Then bloom, a ragged meal
camellia,
Bulkheads unfolding as plat
and stamen.
Other contributors i n c 1 u d e
Jane Kenyon, Merrill Gilfallan,
Larry Russ, Sandy Beadle, Steve
Schwartz, Bert Stratton, Jeff
Justin, Shelly Siegel, Lawrence
Goldstein, James Clarke, Linda
Silverman, Deborah Tall, Tom
Elliot, Andy Carrigan, and Joe
Salerno.
All-in-all, Instant Coffee is 25
cents well spent.

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COPPER GUITAR
I'm a member of the Rolling Stones' Secret
Police. Mick Jagger moves lumps from his throat.
His feet stamp. His eyes
go every which way.
Already I'm waiting at the hotel.
With two hours to go Keith Richards spins
through the ice like a Hoover.
Jagger nods fast and points. Some
fly to the outskirts in their trenchcoats.
I marchoback and forth at the third bed.
Afterwards I climb the stairs to my window.
The traffic is magnificent.
Voltage builds up at crosslights and flows,
slowing before turns. I check my wrist. Light
should be shining through the mist now in Kyoto.
Nobody changes the world. It seems like
I leave a room full of crying women
every day. Charlie Watts tells me
he's feeling low too. Behind
I walk on one leg, carrying things.
8:47 Mick Jagger's red lips have begun,
groping with absolute precision.
-Terry Patten
(reprinted from Instant Coffee)

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