Foreign Film Industry


They like it because it looks like somewhere much more dangerous.

“Here, we have a bar and a mosque.
The choice is up to you.
It’s all on you.”

She is accidentally shot while they herd goats.
The goat’s heads are laid out on a sheet
So that you can judge their quality.

They’ve got that little tube they’re looking through
To make shots, but it is still round
At that point. It desperately needs to get rectangular:

The oranges need to be thrown at a screen nearby.

Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: