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Mail: Typo, Sink, Make

Sink #13: This is the first issue of a lit mag I’ve scrolled through cover to cover in a long time. Hi everybody.

demonstrating a desire to shift, to please
or is it a protest: both is neither so, fuck off, I am nothing,
--from Monica McClure's "Blonde Antithesis"

Typo #21: Is performing excavations:  Alexis Almeida presents Larry Levis’ spirit animal in “Larry Levis’ Opossum”; Geoffrey Babbit’s “17 South Molton Street” delivers the revelation that the place that hosted Blake’s prophetic poetry production is now where people go to get the pubes waxed; I’m working with the practice of “Hygenic Criticism” in the Oneida community. Criticism will cure diseases!

My class read the Tony Mancus/Sommer Browning/Flying Guillotine designed, Dan Brady written Cabin Fever/Fossil Record. Then they made chapbooks that broke my head. One could only be read under UV light. Anyway, Tony’s work as a bookmaker is incredible and diverse. The first line of his poem:

the crap part

of my soaring

you say

Laura Carter and Laura Kochman give us telegraphic, philosophical poems. Lightsey Darst isn’t afraid of the elemental. Adam Day’s unsettling, quotidian snapshots. Jesse Delong a domestic circuit of affect linking kid soda handling form to feelings about old republican primaries. Sean Patrick Hill, gentle Memphis pastoral:

You know you have in you
dream of a sugarhouse

Monica Koenig the sweep of Nebraska:

It was wind. Coming to barracks in winter,

the high plains will hide you

Make #15: Misfits: POETRY: including Amaranth Borsuk & Andy Fitch, Judith Goldman, Emily Kendal Frey. I’m there. Make’s “Intercambio” series is bringing a diverse array of Spanish language poetry into English. In this issue, 9 new authors.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag,, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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