New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 145 (2017)
Five Poems by Simon Perchik
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems published by boxofchalk press, 2017. For more information, including free e-books and [ … ]
Lady Lazarus Redux
Part Nine: The Peanut-Crunching Crowd
Now I have lost myself, I am sick of baggage.
Sylvia Plath, Tulips
Pain thrusts me out of a good dream. I lick sweat from my upper lip, the white hot stab into my spine, a knife blade of [ … ]
Today, I sat perched atop a cold bench, my feet on the seat, my bum on the narrow back, surrounded by deep snow reflecting the whitest light.
On the frozen lake, fishermen dipped their rods, a pickup truck drove along the track across the bay, and the wind was still.
Somewhere off to [ … ]
Tuesday poem #228 : Christine Stoddard : Jaguar in the Cotton Field
coming up: Aaron Boothby, John Barton + Shazia Hafiz Ramji
also: many gendered mothers: Susan Ioannou on Kay Tew
etcetera: On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt
furthermore: new above/ground press chapbooks by Stephanie Bolster,
Adele Graf, Buck Downs, Sarah Dowling, etc
Just south of the Canadian border, what’s left
of Bolster’s ninety log houses, the few hopes
no wolf gusted down.
Little to live on, but much to live for.
Three stores, post office, assay office, newspaper
called “The Bolster Drill,” several
saloons, Doctor Beale’s office,
and a three-story hotel.
One year later, there goes [ … ]