24.1: CANDYLANDS



Definitely

What is desire But the hardwire argument given To the mind's unstoppable mouth. Inside the braincase, it's I Want that fills every blank. And then the hand Reaches for the pleasure The plastic snake offers. Someone says, Yes, It will …

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"In Order" Means Neat and Not Next

Mary Jo Bang is the author of four volumes of poetry, including Louise in Love and The Eye Like a Strange Balloon. Individual poems have appeared in the New Yorker, The New Republic, Verse, Jubilat, and two volumes of Best American Poetry (2001, 2005). The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, she currently teaches and serves as Director of the Creative Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Michael O'Leary: Detroit 2001

for the tricentennial In the evening, out on Belle Isle when the forest floor expires a moisture from the warmth of the day (more like late May than anytime in April) and laces a fine haze among the newest saplings, …

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Michael O'Leary: The Chills

The street quite still. Down the long corridor a light, several doors and a single pine. Conversations on the wires are quiet, sequestered from here to there, ear to ear. The most intimate jokes get lost sometimes, even simple questions …

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Srikanth Reddy: Voyager

In November last year, when every day was a round of doubts and tension, I became interested in the fate of a machine which had been launched into creation and disappeared during my boyhood. The thought of it roaming our …

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Srikanth Reddy: Section E

This is not a history of the world. I acted as I did. If it helps I have come to appreciate the frailty of memory – things that never happened & the things that did happen. * Dr. S. just …

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Stacy Szymaszek: from hyper glossia

in a glass tube crushed in his hand the names blended into him he spoke to the boat RUDDER MAST SKULL                outfitted in plumes                he crossed ________ I pay          homage in repetition of your turns of phrase our cues to leave     someone …

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Roberto Harrison: [pollera de nubes] from Counter Daemons – 4D

i am a leaf on a tree, a node in a network of motes in the air i light up, i placate, i diffuse with the trade at the fair i blow up your body of l¬?grimas here i am …

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Roberto Harrison: Introduction to Counter Daemons

There are a few computer science ideas that form part of the basis of this poem. Letters such as i,j,k,a,b,c,m,n,x,y and z are commonly used by novice computer programmers as variables, especially as “counter variables,” hence, and for other reasons, …

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John Tipton: Chorus 1185-1222 (of Sophocles' Ajax)

where will it end the count of the years wandering the toll the statistics of missiles in flight that fall back to the ground where a crater accuses? better hurled into space or into the crowd in Hell than to …

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Chinati (for DJ (because he wanted to know))

welcome to Texas, Devin Johnston a windmill has your name stubborn & American at off-rhyme to the arroyo-creased angular region here bald redheaded buzzards eat a rabbit struck by what it only understood as supernatural the birds bring to mind …

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Fabliau of Arkansas

The farms came dressed in battered ends of harvest wheat, silver silos (four buttons to a sleeve), and at the neck, a brooch of cloud, alabaster over shadow. Two rivers reconnoitred at a town well known to both, and exchanged …

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