Gerard Sarnat

Pynchonoid Riff On Cottage Industry Scams Tony Orlando evening we’re suspended from Florida’s high Court of Honorlog cabin for homeless boys grabbing flinging kneeing straight Eagle Scoutsin the groin more’n once, my cajones began to fly in the middle of wet dreams which the a**hole of a sandman egged on -- then this scowling lowly youth,instead of paying off night club powder or gambling vigs past due, powereda purloined Roll Royce parked near Mama’s Oklahoma City yurt to Fairfield Iowa’s peons’ rustic huts vs Republican upscale lodges where Maharishi U’s scamhappened to pretend to train levitators; but TM bilked a coupla thousand smackaroosextra I couldn’t no way come up with by hook or crook so that was that for meditation until my latest underage girlfriend (an established guru involvedin a few mass shootings), before we got hitched, insisted that the day Maharishi Yogi dropped his bod’s flab the two of us too should revert to out-of-bungalow experiences although after the most recent wife and I got into a family way,those previous coked noses did a solid to the wallet grindstone as both pickpocket papaskept our feet to the brimstone to pay off squalid dick debts -- hallelujah the stolid stinker fathers croaked when I got to take advantage of Sacramento’s new assisted suicide law the morning Gov Jerry Brown signed it to put them or at least me out of their misery now during which Doc Kevorkian’s con flashed in my noggin how to turn a killing into prison or a good living spawningbucks like LA’s grungy head shops/ gun lobby chalets currently do shystering fromHollywood Manson McMansions to San Berdo’s Inland Regional Center bullet holes. Gerard Sarnat’s been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. He’s authored four collections: HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016) which included work published in Gargoyle, Lowestoft, American Journal of Poetry plus was featured in Songs of Eretz, Avocet, LEVELER, tNY, StepAway, Bywords, Floor Plan. Dark Run, Scarlet Leaf, Good Men Project and Anti-Heroin Chic feature sets of new poems. Mount Analogue selected Sarnat’s sequence, KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY, for distribution as a pamphlet in Seattle on Inauguration Day 2017 as well as the next morning as part of the Washington DC and nationwide Women’s Marches. For Huffington Post/other reviews, readings, publications, interviews; visit Harvard/Stanford educated, Gerry’s worked in jails, built/staffed clinics for the marginalized, been a CEO of healthcare organizations and Stanford Medical School professor. Married since 1969, he has three children, four grandkids.