Arlene Ang

Arlene Ang is the author of "The Desecration of Doves" (2005), "Secret Love Poems" (Rubicon Press, 2007), and a collaborative book with Valerie Fox, "Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon" (Texture Press, 2008). Her third full-length collection, "Seeing Birds in Church is a Kind of Adieu" is forthcoming from Cinnamon Press in 2010. She lives in Spinea, Italy where she serves as staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1.

Toward a State of Symbiosis

The living heart must answer to the undead mouth.

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Some Bad Life

The first three years aren't separated into months, more like meals.

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How She Changed Her Diet

Skeletal remains

around the sofa indicate that she has run out

of children.

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Life with Mr Darcy

He takes his bread with entrails, the remains of a severed arm.

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We Came Out at Night

Brain matter swarmed to our lips. She tasted

the way a rubbing of wings takes place inside a body.

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Portrait in Blue

Arlene Ang lives in Venice, Italy where she handles the Italian edition of Niederngasse ( Her poetry has recently been published in Mississippi Review Online, Eclectica, Verse Libre Quarterly, Poetry Midwest and Red Booth Review. Stirring has recently nominated her poem, “House of Correction” for the 2004 Pushcart Prize.

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Dangers of Spilled Ink

Arlene Ang lives in Venice, Italy and works as a freelance translator and web designer. She also edits the Italian Niederngasse. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Paumanok Review, Sometimes City, Eclectica, Tryst and Megaera.

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