The Garbanzo Poem
Poem © 1995 by Maxine Heller. Used with permission and read for the piece by the author. In his novel A Comedy of Gestures, Felipe Alfau has children taunting a fat character with, "He eats garbanzos like a cat." Contemplating the effect of our cats', Wizzy and Moko, ingesting said legumes inspired Maxine to write "The Garbanzo Poem."
Recording: Rhythmiconic Sections
Performance: Music Bytes. Electroacoustic Mini-Concert, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, 2002; Digital Poetry Exhibition, Byte Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 2016