Cage’s Happenings

By on Jan 15, 2013 in Poetry

John Cage in 1981, with one of his art works superimposed

Show us
in  the mobile
  protean risibility
  of comic oboes
the blue
auras of conceptual
acts overcoming 
at opposite lines
           presuming a
  saturnine impasse
of our attic journeys
   from dramatics
easing facility
to laugh at
the  obliquity 
of ourselves.


B.Z. as a teenager played jazz violin with John Cage.


B.Z. Niditch is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.