“You,” “--!!!,” “Tiger,” and Other Poems

You In the whirlwind world of my words, you can find yourself in hyphens and colons, spinning and spiraling in the torrent of raging creativity… You…


Three Poems by Gabriella Garofalo

Untitled You really feel the day’s newly dispersed grass? You really think a blackout to God might work? Shut up, death, you never saw Kids and…


“Ode to a Hard-Ass Bed,” “Leviathan’s Handmaiden,” “Our Lady of Sunbeams,” and “From Columbus”

Ode to a Hard-Ass Bed Your woods are not lovely, dark or deep Yours is not an invitation to sleep “Sleep if you must!” you say, And rest thy weary…


“Summer Wine” and “Fireflies”

Summer Wine Grandma made medicines from the flowers They were not medicines that was wine, my mother said Bring her in, it's already dark, Mother…


“How Narrow is the Gate” and “Summer”

How Narrow is the Gate Cracks in a wall And a plaster wall Endless halls that end Golden frame, shining, reflecting The door is small and…


“My Neighborhood Pawnshop,” “The Courage of the Ne’er-Do-Well,” and “Thrift and Frugality (or Cooking for Oneself)”

My Neighborhood Pawnshop The pawnshop in my neighborhood had not been there very long. That was in fact how I noticed it--- a new store in a strip…


“Concubine” and “Sandcastles”

Concubine When you're with me, I feel as though you have shrunk from a dutiful husband to a romantic lad. You sleep on clean bedsheets, the washing…


Native Land and the Wind

there was a bonhomous-lugubrious forestal fairy of gloss named the winged-tender homelike-butterfly as well as a flimsy eolian wind like Icarus they…


“Hank Lazer: Quick Prognostications,” “Barry McKinnon: Deep Throat Local Radio Time Signalling,” “bpNichol: These Are My Words,” and Other Poems

Hank Lazer: Quick Prognostications flip witness hip gnosis diminished homage flesh muse Days “23” --- Hank Lazer* (with nods to M. Mann and the…


Fairies

The city is here: Cars, People, And electricity. Lights that can make you blind Clubs that can make you happy And drunk It’s here The city protects…