Poetry is one of the few written media that actually sounds better when it comes from the voice of the author. Unlike say, fiction, which tends to come out like a unnecessary, often drunken mess, poetry is actually enhanced by being able to see or hear the poem -- case in point, this tiny little audio-visual-poem from Charly "the city mouse" Fasano that takes less than a minute and half to get its point across.
Fasano's no stranger to using audio in his poems. In fact, he's put more than
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, most of which are available for free download or on cassette. He's something along the lines of a less offensive Bukowski, and we mean in the best way possible. His Chicago roots certainly shine through in a lot of his work, but as is evidenced by the clip above, he's been around. Still, perhaps it's just a hometown spirit, but we're rather partial to his Colorado tales.
Fasano has released a few traditional books on Fast Geek Press, and this summer he'll be dropping his newest, Next Analog Broadcast, on Sunnyoutside, a publisher based in Buffalo.