Category Archives: Poetry

Ecologies of Performance

Aram Saroyan – Crickets Two recordings: Exhibit A Performance of “Crickets” a poem by Aram Saroyan, during Other Minds Festival 23 – Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax. Recorded on April 9, 2018, at ODC Theater in San Francisco, California. … Continue reading

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Cues for Search and Rescue

rupi kaur the sun and her flowers on the particularities of nostalgia leaving her country was not easy for my mother i still catch her searching for it in foreign films and the international food aisle And so for day … Continue reading

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eye sight eye light

rupi kaur the sun and her flowers in the middle of a poem about rape call the electrician my eyes won’t light up assessing the damage … formulating hope And so for day 2833 14.09.2014

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Pluralities

Louis MacNeice “Snow” The second stanza World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and spit the pips and feel The drunkenness of things being various. It’s the mid section … Continue reading

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Canine Cameo

Lucia Perillo On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths “The Unturning” My friend said: write about the dog in The Odyssey — four hundred pages in, I found him […] […] […] you expect the dog to give him away with … Continue reading

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A Set of Keys: Key to a Set

Arielle Twist Disintegrate / Dissociate A single line form “The Girls” a game, an experiment, an experience, alive, afraid Reads like a narrative syntagm (an invitation to consider how a game becomes a fearful situation); or a reverse transcription for … Continue reading

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A Scrap About Scraps

If this was the sole surviving sentence, it would be worthy. Our libraries are poorer for having only scraps of Sappho’s body of work, but our imaginations aren’t. Jason Guriel “Lovable Losers” The Pig-headed Soul And so for day 2819 … Continue reading

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Completing Candor

Gwen Benaway Day/break The last poem ends : “yes, I admit I lied / this body / knows nothing / I can call / home.” The postscript ends : “and I turn back, / reluctant and confused, / to life.” … Continue reading

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Integrating Perspective

Soraya Peerbaye Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names From the suite of poems that give the collection its title: botany meets linguistics. In a museum farther north is the only recording of the Yaghan tongue. Ferns of language … Continue reading

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Carinal Point

Soraya Peerbaye Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names “Armonica” My first reading was arrested by the term “carinal” as the poet describes how “he tucks the instrument” in his palm           it disappears like a blade of grass … Continue reading

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