Song of the Week: “The Word (Reprise)” by Black Francis

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See the scored film here.

Read background about original performance here.

-Jeff T. Johnson

Jeff T. Johnson’s poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in 1913 a journal of forms, Boston Review, Slope, and Forklift, Ohio, among other publications. Critical essays have appeared in Fanzine, The New Yinzer, and Kitchen Sink. He lives in Brooklyn, is editor in chief at LIT, and is an editor at Dewclaw. He has completed two full-length poetry manuscripts and is working on a book of musicological poetics. For more information, visit

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