semantikon feature literature
October 2007
Nick Barrows
1. Radio
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Nick Barrows e-Poster "Radio"
Broadside of Radio
by Nick Barrows

Nick Barrows came for the hills of the Westside of Cincinnati, Ohio were he began his first days of memory behind the bar of his father's Tavern down by the River Ohio. His works have appeared in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, (1997) Trained Monkey Press (Broadside #22), and he is the former music editor for The Citizen (1998-2002). In 2000, Nick teamed up with the Cincinnati based band, 4 Track All-Stars, where he can be heard on their self-titled debut (on tracks Ghosty Moe, Bebop 2.0), and of late, he can be seen from time to time out with local hip-hop band DaMuttss, doing spoken word.

About Artist:

Nick Barrows, Cincinnati, Poet, Performance Artist, 4 Track All-Stars, The Citizen, Spoken Word, audio

I think we should live in the mountians at high altitudes

Poor fat fatty fat fat Hemingway
as he lay in the shit broth tub
Moan the hill-billie blues like the captain of a sludge tanker
Poor old fat Hemingway fat fatty fat
Use to be the goo-goo in a bright
humping Paris
Now the arm wrestling king
of Sloppy Joe Island
No more boys to molest
No more booze to throw-up
No bulls to fuck
Just watching the rain in hell.