Thought Machine

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The Youth

Late at night, a shadow becomes its own
life alive on the wall or curtain, and when it moves

a piece of everywhere
moves with it. Is that okay?

In this world, it is good sometimes to be afraid.

And in this telling
of the story, some of the fish went to waste.
They lay in heaps, the spectacle complete.

Every life
has its own light, and the sayings of confident men
don’t make trees

subject to…

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LET THERE BE BRIMSTONE: a tour

LET THERE BE BRIMSTONE: a tour

Let There Be Brimstone

Let There Be BrimstoneThe future is upon us, and as such, it is time for Nick Courtright and Kyle McCord to destroy the southwestern United States with words of love and terror.  Behold:

Saturday, May 10th –Stray Dog Reading Series Gatsy Coffee House, 2610 Salem Ave, Lubbock, TX 79410 7PM w/ 2 Guests

Sunday, May 11th- Albuquerque Book Works 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 at 3 PM

Monday, May 12th –…

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Kathleen Rooney, on Let There Be LightView Post

Kathleen Rooney, on Let There Be Light

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Naomi Shihab Nye, on Let There Be LightView Post

Naomi Shihab Nye, on Let There Be Light

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Let There Be LightThere is something impossibly quixotic about this “project” of ritualizing through the lyric poem…View Post

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PunchlineMy debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, is out now from Gold Wake Press.View Post

Punchline

My debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, is out now from Gold Wake Press.

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ltbl testThere is something impossibly quixotic about this “project” of ritualizing through the lyric poem…View Post

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Let There Be LightThere is something impossibly quixotic about this “project” of ritualizing through the lyric poem…View Post

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Year One, by Franz Wright

Year One

 
I was still standing
on a northern corner.

Moonlit winter clouds the color of the desperation of wolves.

Proof
of Your existence? There is nothing
but.

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The Next Big Thing: remember chain mail?  This is that, but for writers.The Next Big Thingis a pretty cool self-interview situation in which one author tags five other…View Postshared via WordPress.com

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Robinson Alone and Kees Remembered: An Interview with Author Kathleen RooneyLiterature and art and music have a long and storied (sordid?) history of key characters offing…View Postshared via WordPress.com

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Mother Ginger and The Nutcracker: An Interview with Jenna Bush HagerEvery year at the Long Center is one of the most worthwhile pieces of what some would call “high…View Postshared via WordPress.com

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Discovering the Afterlife and the Democracy of 7-Eleven: An Interview with Poet Dorothea LaskySome of the greatest, most insightful, most dangerous, and most damn interesting writing happening…View Postshared via WordPress.com

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