Shloka Shankar… Unspoken Grief

 

Unspoken Grief

 

Unspoken Grief

 

Shloka Shankar is a writer and artist from India who has been experimenting in found poetry and erasure art. She is also an rapoetics issue 6 contributor.

Copyright © 2015 by Shloka Shankar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting the Point… by Louie Crew

 

Getting the Point

Priapism is a potentially painful medical condition, in which the erect penis or clitoris does not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours.

There are two types of priapism: low-flow and high-flow

80% to 90% of clinically presented priapisms are low flow disorders. Low-flow involves the blood not adequately returning to the body from the organ.

High-flow involves a short-circuit of the vascular system partway along the organ. Treatment is different for each type.

Priapism is considered a medical emergency, which should receive proper treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Early treatment can be beneficial for a functional recovery.

The duration time of a normal erection before it is classifiable as priapism is still controversial. Ongoing penile erections for more than 6 hours can be classified as priapism.

The name comes from the Greek god Priapus, Πρίαπος, a fertility god often represented with a disproportionately large and permanent erection.

 

Louie Crew, an Alabama native, 75, is an emeritus professor at Rutgers and lives in East Orange, NJ, with Ernest Clay, his husband of 37 years.

As of January 2012, editors have published 2,165 of Crew’s poems and essays. Crew has edited special issues of College English and Margins. He has written four poetry volumes Sunspots (Lotus Press, Detroit, 1976) Midnight Lessons (Samisdat, 1987), Lutibelle’s Pew (Dragon Disks, 1990), and Queers! for Christ’s Sake! (Dragon Disks, 2003). You can follow his work at http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/pubs.html

Getting the Point was found by Louie Crew in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priapism.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Crew. The University of Michigan collects Crew’s papers.

Copyright © 2012 by Louie Crew