A cascade of world lyrics. Former noise-band gonzo, founder of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, Marty Esworthy captures verbo-viz in a botelo. AFTER the AUGHTS merges grafico and poetry to conjure non-sense for a new millennium.

PRELUDE: a magic moment: bluenotes bopping from nine to ten on the night -- that wondrous night the beatniks invented rockabilly & WTF! baby, baby-baby baby! bébé-bébé-bébé!-- what, I mean WHAT be-came/ of the early me?                             

AFTER the AUGHTS, Worte und Musik, Marty Esworthy.