Recant: (a revision)

by Randall Potts

Randall Potts lives in San Francisco. Recant: (a revision) is a series of poems that have quotes from the 17th century religious/sexual/ political movement called the Ranters and Senator Jesse Helms.


Brisk travel to approximate a scurrilous text
Locations designated by letters sorted and discarded
Here and there summer passing at the same latitude
Chronology as a catalogue of time as events
Spaces to accommodate a body but walled over
Any interpretation decorative thus speculative
To attach description like counting them
Time expressed visually as numerous available routes
As a map the letter was useless