In tree blown slippers’ nightingale gauze she remembers awake a squawk murder of angels zither less crave of field crows Grafts feathers fallen (one two other) some sewn into her hair sleeves woven limb to laurel leaves plunking gut strings above her head Want: haloes of glass beads the kind drunk girls noosen their necks […]
JERROD BOHN was born and raised in Kansas, but he now lives in Fort Collins, CO where he is a student in Colorado State University’s MFA in poetry program. His work has appeared in Kansas English and Touchstone. His current reading interests include Lewis Hyde, Amiri Baraka, and John Berryman.
bastard rhythm-jigs’ cloven hooves scatter earth song beat hearth pulse bleat turtledoves with fire tongues’ sharpened fork-lick brambles thorn whips and throw blood on pine trees stomp grape skins juice-stained knees’ buckle bow snap syllables pop pelvis pile another palm frond on the fire that lyre too string-gap music’s flames aspire to source inspire exaltations […]
Issue 1 Spring 2009 V. JOSHUA ADAMS is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. JOE AMATO‘s recent books include Pain Plus Thyme (Factory School 2008) and Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Iowa 2006). His memoir, Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, is forthcoming later […]
FEATURED ARTIST David-Baptiste Chirot NECESSITY IS THE MOTHERFUCKER OF INVENTION thoughts on the delete button THE NEW EXTREME EXPERIMENTAL AMERICAN POETRY a gallery featuring the visual works of poet, artist, and human rights activist David-Baptiste Chirot Jared Schickling, David-Baptiste Chirot FINDING THE ROOOT an interview conducted by Jared Schickling with David-Baptiste Chirot that will […]