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Detroit off Exit 1A is nearly empty, anyway:
lots of leading out to nowhere, people all chased off,
then the man in the hole by the party store.
The film crew sets up in the middle of bad industry,
What do they do first?
They examine the body
to prove that death
And if not?
And if natural?
No one is ever
But what of the family?
They know, but are
I’m waiting along Esplanade Avenue when Zachary Lazar motors up on his scooter. He unfastens his helmet, deploys a kick-stand, and after killing the engine uses the same key to open a compartment under the seat in which he stores …1
Muscular, hairy, and naked to a fault, the man and the woman gazed at one another with the dead, painted eyes of storefront mannequins. If this was love, and nobody could say otherwise with any certainty, then it was onanistic …6
The Pedestrians, by Rachel Zucker. Wave Books, 2014. $18, 143 pages.
“How can any mother write an epic?” asks Rachel Zucker in her most recent poetry collection, The Pedestrians. Filled with fables, dreams, and ruminations, the book quivers with the …4
What kind of bird is that yapping now,
I ask through the window,
all city innocence,
and you tell me:
As for these birds tugging rubber
worms from the lawn,
or that tree, that immense rooted
Translated from Polish by Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk
Thaw. Oasis of rotten grass, of concrete; puddles.
A dirty snowman in the neighbor’s garden. In front of the house,
the neighbor himself: a shadow in overalls, chewed up by his …
Cortez reported on the slaughter of 3000 Aztec nobles;
also, that capsicum improved circulation in damaged legs.
In 1347, Gui prayed to the Virgin to save him from plague
but fleas were like coarse ground pepper on his sausage legs.…
Contributors: Paul Guest, Jynne Dilling Martin, Harold Schweizer, Harold Baquet, Joel Long, Joshua A Ware, Samuel Ligon, Angel Crespo, Steven J. Stewart, Kevin Craft, Anne Heide, Piotr Florczyk, E. B. Vandiver, Shane McCrae, Eva Talmadge, Charlie Clark, Sarah Perrier, John …0
The stars of very dense neutrons
The stars for giving you kisses
White dwarf stars
We know no more than the smallest part of the universe
And I know your mouth entire
Carlos Edmundo de Ory (1923-2010) was a …3