Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Originally from the U.S., Jane Joritz-Nakagawa now lives in Japan. [[terrain grammar]] is the title of her ninth collection of poetry in progress. Her chapbook, diurnal, is forthcoming in 2016 with Grey Book Press. Her most recent books are distant landscapes (Theenk Books, 2015) and the chapbook wildblacklake (Hank’s Original Loose Gravel Press, 2014). She is also currently at work, as editor, on an anthology of avant-garde transcultural poetry by women (forthcoming soon).

methane dress

remedy advance omniscient pavement sickly uniform exchange headstone thump cyclone adulterate unit fleetingly diagnostic especially fracking whenever ancestor buck room secrete muscle generation stains distance basket bouncing courtesy proxy hernia rainbow cursor faux radio welt crash warring fractions upholstery elite …

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from [[terrain grammar]]

[intoxication] . . (over) the impoverished lands (of) my body (a) bony canvas of bent trees overgrown (with) spindly bushes (beside(s)) (lodged) in the dim building where my heart (lies) pale, pale legs where my head (is) (a) living inkblot …

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Dear Diary

8:52 people will say im formulaic 8:53 “a poem with fewer pictures looks better” 8:54 i lust her … and will splice me … 8:55 imagine an individual walking up to christ and spitting on him 8:56 youll forgive me …

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Ode 8

i want to be the invisible hand want a spore & make a catalog of absence starting with the word “we” there is always a reason a litany of blizzard the size of texas celebration of arsenic i become trapped …

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Sonnet A

” . .. the culture's lingering anxiety” according to paris hilton ” . . . ego obeys the requirements of reality” according to paris hilton “I have no boots to hike through Jerusalem” according to paris hilton of a deaf …

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