Tag Archives: Poem

Matthew Dickman – Four Switches

1. VENT I can feel the Christ inside me with his side cut open so he can breathe like a fish like someone who has been choking on a small bone, maybe a tiny part of another animal’s vertebrae, when … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman reads from ‘Mayakovsky’s Revolver’

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On New Years Day, 2013

Our calendar has reset like that of the Mayans’, their calendar still counting centuries after their civilization was destroyed.  Many will make resolutions for the New Year, but more than the promises we make to ourselves, New Year’s Day should … Continue reading

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Jeffrey McDaniel – Middle Age

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Matthew Dickman – Getting it Right

  Getting it Right Your ankles make me want to party, want to sit and beg and roll over under a pair of riding boots with your ankles hidden inside, sweating beneath the black tooled leather; they make me wish … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman – Field

I’m standing in the field trying to figure out if there was a difference for my older brother, the first time he cut himself, between his body as the beginning of a long, drawn out, war and his body as … Continue reading

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Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) Part 2

To the Reader Setting Out BY EDWARD HIRSCH The reader of poetry is a kind of pilgrim setting out, setting forth. The reader is what Wallace Stevens calls “the scholar of one candle.” Reading poetry is an adventure in renewal, a creative act, … Continue reading

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