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Charles Fort: Six poems

Charles Fort: Six poems Fort, Charles How had they lived among thieves born with singed wings and webbed teeth gifts and ornaments from the family pit raised above their beds as they swallowed a glint of whiskey out of the holster. What had they learned of their lives from the crippled host who warned not […]

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Poetics of Extreme Engagement, The

Poetics of Extreme Engagement, The Becker, Robin The Poetics of Extreme Engagement Tom Sleigh, Far Side of the Earth. Houghton Mifflin. 104 pp. cloth, $22.00. TOM SLEIGH’S NEW BOOK MARKS HIM AS A poet of extremes, crafting a poetics from the dark and the dire, investigating the ways love and death intersect in our everyday […]

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La Deuxieme Sexe

La Deuxieme Sexe Perillo, Lucia The famous Polish poet calls Simone de Beauvoir a Nazi hag but to me she will always be her famous book, the one with the Matisse paper-cut on the cover, a sad blue nude I took into the woods. Where we college girls went to coax the big picture from […]

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Moonlight in Vermont

Moonlight in Vermont Walker, D Rodman Down the seven stairway gables out into the new snow making snow Angels next to the Goodyear whitewalls of my Father’s fenderless Volkswagen Beetle, but I haven’t yet gone down the stairs and I am merely making wing motions in bed by the window, the Vermont winter moon piling […]

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Annunciation: The Breakings

Annunciation: The Breakings Valentine, Jean Annunciation: The Breakings after Helene Aylon I saw my soul become flesh breaking open the linseed oil breaking over the paper running down pouring no one to catch it my life breaking open no one to contain it my pelvis thinning out into God Copyright World Poetry, Incorporated May/Jun 2001 […]

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Amateur Fighter: for my father

Amateur Fighter: for my father Trethewey, Natasha What’s left is the tiny gold glove hanging from his key chain. But, before that, he had come to boxing, as a boy, out of necessity-one-more reason to stay away from home, go late to that cold house and dinner alone in the dim kitchen. Perhaps he learned […]

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Hi Kulik, William My name’s James, enlightenment’s my game. Comin’ at y’all with Soul Break, the two-minute hot spot on the hottest spot in town: station WSLF Millennium Radio 2000 on your dial where we know the pose of those who think the sword can cut itself and you out there usin Twoness to reach […]

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The Bird Stuffer

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > American Poetry Review, The > Nov/Dec 2004 > Article > Print friendly The Bird Stuffer Follain, Jean The stuffer was sitting before the red breasts the green or mauve wings of his perching birds thinking of his beloved whose body was so different sometimes too so like the bodies of the […]

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Tea and Sleep

Tea and Sleep Ali, Taha Muhammad If, over this world, there’s a ruler who holds in his hand bestowal and seizure, at whose command seeds are sewn, as with his will the harvest ripens, I turn in prayer, asking him to decree for the hour of my demise, when my days draw to an end, […]

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Sight for Sore Eyes

Sight for Sore Eyes Wier, Dara Somebody I didn’t know stood me in a corner and read me my rights and tattooed my wrongs on my eyelids. Then someone turned off all the lights. A tomcat stood on the hood of a Buick and tried to woo an owl down to join him. Loons swam […]