Thursday, June 21, 2012

Logistics ~ Andrew Taylor


Walls dust coated
sporadic light
it's only when
leaving
the tunnel
that there is
a sense of time




as it is axis based
it would be wise
to follow
the spin




if there is heavy rain
seek shelter
admire the stains
forming
on
concrete




allow the flash
to illuminate
what rectangular
light
can't




apply the brakes
gently
watch the egg timer
prepare
the pen
the scent of lavender
is overpowering



Piscator ~ Andrew Taylor


Landmark coach B
in December Rachel
stared into the Port's
darkness

Terminus lines twist
like a daydream
into cuttings mapped
from air

departure like abstraction
Frank says 'you just go on
your nerve'

Stich a square at the end
of the text
 
Tox is back in business





Poem for Morgan Kibby ~ Andrew Taylor







Rows to themselves
pretty empty flight
Warsaw was cancelled

wedge the white wine
in the snow to chill

take portraits
of the first ladies

through the warmth
there is the smell
of tired creaky bones

after flu in the cold
tired mornings

nobody there for
a simple hug

The ferry crossings
offer respite
meadows of ocean ice

some drank wine
on the sun deck
it was peaceful

misty upon departure

the church an unexpected
safe haven was full
of love



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dash Booked a Builder ~ Ollie Evans



New limited edition chapbook out on the Red Ceilings Press

Dash Booked a Builder by Ollie Evans.

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crossword ~ sarah crewe


one time
you raised
your voice
but dropped
your nerve
funny
face in
remorse
turned your
office
into
sundae
parlour
lorries
to ice
cream vans
two day
stretch three
quarter
yoghurt
porcine
too like
the wife
you would
rather
keep my
photo
don’t go
i’m not

without
trousers

wallet

saying
goodbye
I’ve been
sketching
blank squares
for the
rest of
my years


elle d’en ~ Sarah Crewe


break it up and bring the vowels back
I want you gaping wide open
incredulous smoke signal
siren city      let me hear you
whoop  ooofft  ooooh boom
  prise consonants
apart all change all colours
translate into six letters
into six week carousel
in a post war climbing frame
as a consumer fetishist
1950’s polkadot
dancehall halterneck cupcake
print beyond all minimum
O     you look so pretty in
housewife chic   you wear it well
recession in petticoat
jizz in bangs  elle est   a slut
elle    she bleeds me dry




Sarah Crewe is 30 years old and from the Port of Liverpool. She has a chapbook, Aqua Rosa, out with erbacce press and has work upcoming in In The Company of Ghosts: The Poetics of the Motorway anthology and in Rising magazine. Her work has also appeared at Route 57, Otoliths, Red Fez, erbacce, Sunfish and The Camel Saloon.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

(accompanied by pushpins and balloons), Russell Jaffe

New free ebook added 
(accompanied by pushpins and balloons), Russell Jaffe

Russell Jaffe
Lives in Iowa City, USA and is the editor of
Strange Cage, a handmade poetry chapbook press. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Shampoo, La Petite Zine, Red Lightbulbs, and others. He collects 8-tracks.

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