Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The University of Akron Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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Subject in the Position of theSoldier with No Arms
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...me pure. But then I didn’t care about being pure. I wanted to bewould dissolve like salt. Here, we lifted one another, our voices...
Vanitas (Latent Print)
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...over & over, This will not work—it’s too heavy, & wept again...
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At the opening ceremony of the battle reenactment, the Vice President was to speak on History—his ancestor’s role in the war—but not those slight skeletons or their winking lines of succession inhumed like feral For days, truckfuls of men with medias-bellum beards set up canvas tents along the creek, rattling their reproduction hardtack tins, as over their ...
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...“The laws of nature still rule them, very little corrupted by ours; and they are in such a state of purity that I am sometimes vexed of the tiger vised at the throat of the British soldier, rubicund...
The Study Heads
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...tense, with a tingling in the cheek, a light head, a mind to work at the Belvedere, an American (I could tell—Perhaps it was the attraction of an idea and not strictly empirical ...
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...love upstairs, but the berth of the tremor was in the heart’s The Harlan’s Hawk circled the pond: sleek satellite of its ownand sludged the basin in drought. It taloned off one and then another,another: And so opened a door to death at the end of the corridor of your life that you, for the first time, realized you walk toward:...
Latent Print: Interrogation Helix
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...what he was doing. He could’ve saved it—if only he’d kept ...
Latent Print: Indicia
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...[ 2 ] postcards enscrawled with Salam from Iraq and Greetings from Ancient [ 1 ] Bible bound in desert-camo leather, free from the Moral and [3 ] Kuwaiti bills and a sack full of pre-invasion coins embossed with [ 1 ] Coca-cola Light can branded in Arabic, drammed, rinsed, and de-[ 1 ] CD, Memorex, filled with pictures taken since arrival, most from ...
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Many thanks to those publications in which these poems previously appeared, sometimes with different titles and in varied forms: AGNI : “Entra Tutto”; Asheville Poetry Review : “Vanitas (Latent Print)”; Beloit Poetry Journal : “Cross Section,” “Niedecker’s Iron”; Cerise Press : “Diaspora,” “Mourner with Cowl, Hands in His Sleeves”; Connotations Press: An Online ...
Page Count: 94
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Akron Series in Poetry