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Bent Zine #18
Interview by Paul Sepuya
“Rich people talked too much this year, and made us pay the price of admission.”
The Virginia Housewife (1860)
Gumbo—A West India Dish.
Gather young pods of ochra, wash them clean, and put them in a pan with a little water, salt and pepper, stew till tender, and serve them with melted butter. They are very nutritious, and easy of digestion.
An Image that Moves Me
On the Ordinary
I’m the entertainment, if you will
There’s a mailbox and
hot southern men
smoking near it
We got roaches scuttling by the open door,
craving the coolness it leads to
But no worry, I got somethin for them
Fuck them roaches
ankle deep into the evening,
these hot southern men
with good teeth and
that need sucking
a screwdriver sweating next to me
I add a splash of ginger ale so it
feels good going down
I’d splash some ginger ale on a long dick,
while them roaches scatter underfoot
Or I get me one them heavy dicks,
make you question god-on-the-throne
while sitting on a mustard couch eating
his nextdoor neighbors fine yella ass
I ain’t nasty, just a drylongso
another roach on the patio
My kitchen table knows this
As I snatch the head of an onion
To make my gravy
Bent Zine Interview: Paul Sepuya (@pagmi)
So tell me how BENT you are…
Virus or Bacteria?
What Periodic Table Element are you?
too many to name
What shape are you?
Give us a texture.
Anarchist, Socialist, Capitalist, Libertarian, etc.
Favorite person of Color that you disagree with?
What sound are you?
Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, or a Broken Copper Pot?
What’s the last thing you broke?
my computer board
Last person you kissed?
I don’t remember who got the last kiss, but there were a lot
Best thing about men’s right activists?
Do you meditate?
not in any structured way
Are you a Neutron Star, White Hole, or Solar Flare?
Which fetish are you? Klismaphilia, EDERACINISM, Fornifilia, OCULOLINCTUS :
I’m not looking those up.
Your opinion on Lesbian Separatist
complete admiration and respect
Favorite Mythological Character?
What type of Cancer are you?
Matriarchal Punishment or Patriarchal Redemption?
and, rather than or.
Who do you actually hate?
as a scorpio I won’t say, only act when appropriate on this subject.
Best regrettable purchase this month?
some expensive but necessary candles from Mateo, New York.
Finish this sentence. I know Kim Kardashian…
not the slightest.
Your favorite body of water.
the Nile, which I have yet to experience.
What’s the most middle class thing you’ve done this week?
shopped for expensive candles online
I’m only politically correct when…
I never thought about this.
What’s your favorite scar on your body?
I had a chickenpox scar from when I was a kid, it’s slowly faded away. I thought it would last forever but somewhere in my mid-thirties...
Last time you cried tears of joy.
I feel terrible not knowing the answer to this
Your most noble trait.
I know the taste of...
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