WHAT KIND OF HEAVEN WILL YOU FIND ON MARS, poetry by Ace Bogges

  —Peter Cooley, “A Premature Afterlife”   The heaven of silence & heaven of this- equipment-helps-me-breathe—I need all the help I can get, suffering daily Earth- like gravity, fog, political discourse.   The heaven of no-more-presidents.   The heaven of we-can-argue-or-survive— O2 canisters work in mysterious ways.   The heaven of see-my-house-from-here & lovely-spot-for-a funeral. […]

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TWO POEMS by Timothy Dodd

Television Light   In the autumn forest I could not find the screech- owl that night, rotating neck  in the moonlight, the fool’s  gold pupils hunting in the crypt  of darkness. So I headed back  at the usual time, ready for a cup  of tea and the warmth  of furry blankets.  My sister was up, […]

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A STRUCTURALIST POETICS OF JAMES DICKEY’S HUNTING CIVIL WAR RELICS AT NIMBLEWILL CREEK, a critical essay by John Timothy Robinson

     In this particular poem enigma and fact become blurred, not necessarily as a matter of communicated fact, though essentially through an absence of historicity.  There was no battle at Nimblewill Creek, Georgia.  In our contemporary time, this body of water is a popular fishing location.  In 1830 gold was discovered there and the North-Eastern portion […]

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