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The Fly Between

The Fly Between

The Artificial Tongue

The Artificial Tongue

The dead around the tower seized
the artificial tongue,
which lapped half-truths in worn designs
and sang what had been sung.

They placed it gently in its box
and waited for false dawn
and ringed the tower in distress
when each had tried it on.

But when the dawn did not arrive,
they held their measured breath,
returned again to their graves
and died another death.

The Interment of Another Man

The Interment of another Man

I should be fixed on the preacher's words
but backhoes idle out of sight,
horseflies hum in mausoleums,
children snap their gum, bluebirds
dive and dispel the no-see-ums.
The sun is shedding little light.

And when I spied the billboard girl
in a choral spate of woolen grays
striding toward infinity,
I first surmised this somber mural
scene did not portend divinity
but was an ad for all that decays.

Søren’s Boat

Søren’s Boat

Dennis Loney

Denis Loney's work has appeared in 32 Poems and the Sewanee Theological Review, and his manuscript, Casualties of Conveyance, was a finalist for the Hecht Prize. He received a BA from Creighton University and an MA in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. In 2006, he received a fellowship from the DC Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Remnants of Nature in Our Lives

Remnants of Nature in our Lives

Memphis Fall

Memphis Fall

Past Providence

cover of Past Providenceauthor: Bob Watts
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1932339760
binding: Paperback
list price: $17.00 USD
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Bob Watts

Bob Watts grew up in rural North Carolina and holds the Creative Writing Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, New York Quarterly, and other journalsHis first collection, Past Providence, won the 2004 Stanzas Prize from David Robert Books. He teaches creative writing as an Assistant Professor at Lehigh University.

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