Some Poems

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Sometimes people ask, so here are some poems published in magazines in the UK and IrelandIf you’re interested, you could also check out this poem on Marília Garcia’s blog, Le Pays n’est pas la carte or this Poetry School pamphlet where a group of us translated and deconstructed a poem by the Polish poet, Krystyna Miłobędzka.

 

Halite Sea Labels

Autocorrect after Hölderlin

With Helen Burnen hanged
And coll with Eileen Rosen
That lands in the sea
Hit golden scheme
And trinket of kisses
Funky I’ve that haunt
In geologic here washer

Web me who beg much. When
is winter? It’s die lumen and who
The sonnet ache in.
And a chatter there were
That Maureen Stephen
Speechless and halt in window
Kilters the gain

(First published in Lighthouse Literary Journal, Issue 7, Winter 2015)

 

The Search for Eternal Youth

The truth is in the interstices.
If we’re clever, we can think up a way out.
A man hauls the slit accordion
of a dead pelican onto the sand.
Two mute Finno-Ugric lesbians shout
their declarations of amor in my head.
The white around the letter is all
there is. I try to show some teeth
as the well-meant draft
and clone me wife and children.
The cat on the beach with the film star face
sucks in his dope and meditation,
convinced he’ll find the tectonic hole
and arc his way inside me
empackaged like a crab.

(A version of this was first published in The Moth, Issue 21, Summer 2015)

 

system error

recursion too deep
the stack overflowed

error / recursion be shallow
short stays and long plane rides
the plane at its finest
pares wood to a rabbit
fits in the portable palm
hangs from the pink neon palm

recursion
too deep the
stack overflowed

error / in highly plied book stacks
comes from all sides as a sine
wave cataracts over the precipice
cataracts eyes in such sunlight
error / in overburned cable collapse
to the sea in error is error is error

recursion too
deep the stack
overflowed

(First published in Lighthouse Literary Journal, Issue 7, Winter 2015)

 

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