Monday, August 18, 2008

Anne Gorrick

Her Linen Smogged
for NM

                        She is caged
                        in an encasing glance

                                                                         Slim moss, camel sung

                                     Smog over glass songs

Calm loss, lemons scaling solemn

                       Melon macing smells

                                                          She hangs from the clang elm
                                                          a lime smile

Lilac claims her mica
manic linens smog omens

                                          lac ensigns nine
                                          a clonal messing

                        Nosing around names
                        an “amen” clings

                        Into the canal’s galena lace
                        magic snags on glass

                                                                                Coma angel, my gallon mangle
                                                                                mango and lanolin, nominal

                                    The enigma of signalmen

Lame ass!

Anne Gorrick's work has been published in many journals including: American Letters and Commentary, the Cortland Review, Dislocate, eratio, Fence, Gutcult, Hunger Magazine, MiPOesias, No Tell Motel, Seneca Review, Sulfur, and word for/word. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including: The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Press, 2006), Homage to Vallejo (Greenhouse Review Press, 2006), and Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2007). Her first book, Kyotologic, was published in 2008 by Shearsman Books (Exeter, UK). Collaborating with artist Cynthia Winika, she produced a limited edition artists' book "Swans, the ice," she said with grants from the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York State Council for the Arts. She also curates the reading series Cadmium Text, featuring innovative writing from in and around New York's Hudson Valley. More about the readings can be found here.