Two Poems

Two Poems

    NATALIE WANTED TO WATCH NASCAR Natalie wanted to watch NASCAR I said Hold up not my thing we were on the attic floor cleaning up Gel Markers and Monopoly houses Come on dad don’t go to the basketball the Cavs were playing the Pacers and Lebron was doing...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE SEX DON’T FINISH THE BASEMENT This guy Lev, at the dinner party said, If you don’t want your kids to have sex don’t finish the basement. I don’t remember anything anymore, my 52 year old brain a soggy piece of kale, but I...
Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Ascent by Matt Bialer Bizarro Pulp Press. 2014. Sometimes you have to start at the beginning. To move up. To get lifted. To ascend. At the end of Matt Bialer’s epic poem, Ascent, there is a wedding, a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom lifted in chairs, the ancient...
Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

  Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the Kore Press First Book Prize, selected by Bhanu Kapil, in 2011. I received the book a few months book and was sad it took so long to get to me and so happy it finally did. “Apollo 11” is a poem that broke me apart into...
Not Huron or Michigan

Not Huron or Michigan

If your wife hates you don’t go out and get another one, it’s probably not your fault anyway unless you put too many oranges in the bowl and were only supposed to place two. Still, she probably can’t count but that says nothing about the turn of her elbow on the...