Wednesday, 10 October 2018

It Is Always About Placement

I prefer the newspaper
over the newsfeed,

I remain fascinated by the placement
of articles, finding revelations in the margins,
the empty spaces that outline the view

today, side by side, an artist staged a surprise
shredding of his painting that sold for
$1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction,

while next door, in the Congo, 50 villagers burned 
to death, hoping to salvage leaking fuel from an
over-turned tanker truck before it burst into flames –

the Sotheby article took up
considerably more space

© Lianne Kamp

A Banksy painting sold at auction for $1.4 million — then automatically shredded itself

Lianne Kamp resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her poems and short stories appear in assorted print journals and on-line publications including: Poets Reading the News, Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, Dime Show Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, and a number of Prolific Press anthologies. She writes poetry to make her world-view more panoramic by examining it more closely.