Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Three Poems, Joshua Merchant
Shampoo, Laura Stamps
Murder Or This, Kristin Garth
Four Poems, Sneha Mohidekar
Selected Works, Tamiko Dooley
Excerpt from THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, John Yamrus
Selected Works, Howie Good
Three Poems, Heller Levinson
an iridescence at the foot of plunder
caged colloquy flirt transmissible, high-
strung hollows gape, astir with
sweetening the backside of archaic resemblance patterns born of infidel grow contagious
vapour from a past idle
air as contraband
unseemly deposits dwarf the earnest
looking for clues an
Note: SENTINEL Hinges to Richard Capobianco’s masterful Heidegger commentary, Heidegger’s Way of Being.
Richard writes: “Sentinel” in its root meaning is one who is open to and receives and takes in what is; one who “senses” all that is…. The “sentinel” as “herald” makes manifest what is manifest.
& Richard’s English translation of Heidegger’s translation of the Heraclitus fragment 93 is also pertinent:
The high one, whose place of the pointing-saying is in Delphi, neither uncovers (only) nor conceals (only); rather he gives signs.
Poet Will Alexander says this about SENTINEL:
Thanks for sharing this wayward musical drift, this wayward ensemble of splinters, this daring motific of blankness, the seeming thrill of in-action. Somehow blizzards burn and trace themselves by randomity, by a curious sanction of spells.
heft flex hammock burl
into its own
Heller Levinson is the author of LURE (Black Widow Press, 2022), and lives in New York where he studies animal behavior.
Excerpt from A Spontaneous Prayer, David Hay
Four Poems, DS Maolalai
Two Poems, Nick Boyer
Nick Boyer is an emerging poet writing in Upstate New York. He recently self-published his debut novel, Steady Progress Home, and his poetry has been published in Taj Mahal Review. More of his writing can be found on the web at poetryforthegrave.com or @poetryforthegrave on Instagram.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Hair, Kristin Garth
Three Poems, Marcus Myers
Selected Works, Heller Levinson
Rural Songs from the Gunboat
sweet wheeze ka → boom
ether loiter troll transcendence
in the riparian quench of a stalled orthodoxy
edges toy beginnings
soil plum(b)s porosity
declawed serenades sprinkle the field,
flake-offs from dispirited mechanisms, tune-
less, blunt, root
idential, roil whereabouts, consider plantings
the hurt fled otherwise
the night sky
bud pubescent hammock gruel sift surmise palpitant outline sketch dialysis wriggle configure calve wary callow brink manifestation mulls
milk prep curdle cradle abeyance ladle crop fickle in the lurk bellows
pattern prolix curvature zeal
edge assemble consultation brew constituency poach pattern probe loft
in the mould formative knead
‘When making an axe handle the pattern is not far off.’
where in the
armature reel stencil dart pattern pluck pluperfect comatose rain
-- how many configurations bedeck the plank –
where in the
stamped in armature signature slap where is ambage? recalcitrance?
lurking in distillate residual prehistoric psychic trench -- tomahawk sun, wood ar-
ousal – loaf-affiliates saunter, float silhouettes, draw the
Note: SHAPE SLUMBER emerges from Heidegger’s notion of a cabinetmaker’s apprenticeship. He asserts that the teaching is not merely one of learning the utility of the tools & the forms he is to build, but, most importantly, & above all, ‘to respond to the different kinds of wood and to the shapes slumbering within wood – to wood as it enters into man’s dwelling with all the hidden riches of its nature. In fact, this relatedness to wood [my italics] is what maintains the whole craft.’
This ‘relatedness’ includes the smell, feel, & tone of the wood, . . . its pulsative vocalisms.
The ‘draw,’ in the 3rd to last line, would denote the draw as configuring (as in artistic ‘drawing’,) as well as the ‘drawing’ near, the bringing to, the shapes appearing.
whereupon the dark rang forecast falter felony
upbeat melody plea fidelity quell threnody days like this proper attire propel pinch a beat crash a cymbal starlit bowsprit turnabout heave heave come to me cleave(oh―age) my darling pluck a’here pluck there turps rubout scrub on all fours floorboard scratch squeak ploan moan yesterday’s clothing even under the radar pathos visible has a way unerring divisibility surmise come as you are watch for seepage planetary rotation is indistinguishable from Buddhism (?) in & out burger gas prices counting shades of confinement perpetuity complex liner notes the leaves are raspberry blush when counter clockwise cluck cluck cluck pass the buck whine a shoe drill a hole kill a mole feather fright molt delight the earth is a cube the earth is not a cube sheaf theory establishes reliability over & over again rhapsody senility come as you are duplicitous contraband controversial conundrum crux buster sums on board come out come trip the meter fret the reaper where’s the speaker nevermore forevermore more’s the least of it how shallow amplitudinously remote grab a hold hold a hand grill a chill steal a shovel what comes from the earth returns to the earth so says tracking data attached to the open sets of topological space hi ho hi ho ringalevio approaching finality the end of world history at this late stage of things during this late stage of things how to conduct oneself? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the question lodged in dilemma. not a clue. this way, → push pull pulley lever scramble brake accelerate more/less perhaps/maybe monkey wrench quench down the trench if then where when
lark-fell oneiric pine starlit ambiguity, fertile nexus, --
confluent, lateral, explosive, shunning stratified sterilized mimetics brokered definitions sclerotic conditioning
rooted in blazing emotional turquoise pinwheeling gemstone cogitation the living lapse erupts as cosmos, as electrical discharge exfoliating