The latest 32 Poems shipped yesterday, so American subscribers should start checking their mailboxes the first of next week. In this number we feature new poems from Chad Davidson, Anna Journey, Amit Majmudar, Caki Wilkinson and nearly two-dozen other poets as fine as you’ll find anywhere. The issue has been a joy to put together and we can’t to share with readers. Let us know what you think, and of course if you don’t yet have a subscription, now’s the time to remedy that. Follow this link to get your copy on its way.
In the meantime here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite:
The Art of Reading
by Rebecca Morgan Frank
Candlepin, lynchpin, safety pin become
death by fire, hanging, stabbing. Cocktail
becomes the plumage of a male bird
staring me down in the dirt. Napkin
is a sleeping cousin drooling on my bed:
it’s noon. Heaven-sent, you smell like
the gods. A word can sock you with a kick,
mock you in a turtleneck, hiding its intent.
Barely. Comedy is two-faced, watching.
Come on, give it a try. Hot dog? Wild
flower? Everything is sweaty and dancing
when you bring back the inanimate.
Looking into its violent core, dormant
but burning to be read wrong, read right.