Monday, October 29, 2012

new from above/ground press: Keep by Deborah Poe

Deborah Poe

The Sensual Infrastructure

Creatures completing ourselves in limbo, partial
Brenda Iijima


hippocampus cerebellum

amygdala basal ganglia

the song recalls a day

splattered mud by car

the difference of standing

in puddles alongside speeding train

a matter of motor memory

still how the sight

of landscape

harbors time

floral sumbrella

its un-neatly wrapped end

bodies mutually exclusive

but memory?

vehicles in overpopulated city

inharmonious and contingent

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
October 2012
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Thanks also to rob mclennan for his amazing “translation” of that earlier version of Keep. His response to Keep is entitled This, circular tower (above/ground press 2012).

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too, Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). In addition, Deborah is co-editor of Between Worlds: An Anthology of Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang). She is also co-editing a collection of Hudson Valley innovative poetry (Station Hill Press).

Deborah’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Handsome, Eccolinguistics, 1913, Shampoo, Denver Quarterly, The Dictionary Project, Bone Bouquet, Mantis, and Horse Less Review.

She is assistant professor of English at Pace University and founder and curator of the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 402 McLeod St #3, Ottawa ON K2P 1A6 or paypal at

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