These fragments has he shored against his gender, so.There's a new magazine on the block - named Absent - and its first issue features this incredible poem by Robert Archambeau. A must read - especially if the words 'Hammersmith Odeon' mean something to you.
His name was David Robert
Hayward Stenton Jones. Not David Jones, too close to Davey
of the pre-fab four. He'd change it first to Tom Jones, then again
and then again. But this year he was Ziggy,
this year he played guitar.
That's him on the left. The man who'd fall to earth
Another extract (I can't resist):
So New York and yet he's called "L.A."
when he fronts the Eldorados at a dance. He'd been a Jade,
be mother nature's son, but been a Jade who sang
a doo-wop plaintive "Leave Her for Me."
And she was Lisa and she'd say. And she was Stephanie
who'd also say. And she was Jane and Candy too,
or she would be. But he was Delmore Schwartz's
best student, gone to smack and speed and hell,
and he'd come back.