Brandon Brown | 908 - 1078
Brandon Brown's 908 - 1078 is now available from TRANSMISSION PRESS. This is the second chapbook to be released from TRANSMISSION and is printed in an edition of 150 copies. 908 - 1078 is 20 pages, letterhalf in size, staple-bound, and printed on linen paper.
From the poet:
908 – 1078 is an excerpt from The Persians By Aeschylus. It represents a literal translation of the last 170 lines of the ancient tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus.
excerpt from 908 - 1078
We breathed together. I breathe you, I’d say to my Friends I breathe as well you One or the other of them might say Were we discontent? You might be wondering I am a painter A painter of beautiful pictures This one I entitled “FRIENDSHIP”. Yes our individual libidos had been repressed by culture No we would not just go make objects and fuck them When I say We breathed together The common breath of discontentment Since that’s friendship Not necessarily loving what your friends love but Definitely hating what they hate We were very wealthy but all around us was the stink of poverty We breathed together We knew its source Oh how we hated the Greeks