Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alexandra Mattraw [Part Two]


































































Alexandra Mattraw’s first chapbook, Projection, is available at Achiote Press, and her second chapbook, in the way of harbors, is forthcoming at Dancing Girl Press.  A former Vermont Studio Center resident, her poems and reviews have also appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Verse, Word For/Word, VOLT, and American Letters and Commentary. Alexandra’s full manuscript was a finalist at both Nightboat Books (2009) and 1913 Press (2011).  She runs a reading and art salon series in San Francisco called Lone Glen.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Alexandra Mattraw

EVERY FIGURE 1 : I

:  is concentric  :

: rakes sand to remove pine needles :

: believes in the impersonal :

: melts ice left in the glass :

: sees story arc in oceans :

: writes down what’s eaten :

: differentiates :

: mistakes highway tire treads for dead crows :

: grows in sand :

: chalks a nightstand with aspirin :

: can reply, “The tumbleweed barbs the rumble strip hills” :

: is damp :

: thinks the heart has a smell :

: believes the deer will migrate through the deer underpass and live into the other side :

: is a member :

: will argue, “Mushrooms and stones are currency.” :

: slips :

: collects green bottles to empty them :

: can’t see her full body when looking directly :

: is why :

: believes the river has a beginning :

: will pay for it


Alexandra Mattraw’s first chapbook, Projection, is available at Achiote Press, and her second chapbook, in the way of harbors, is forthcoming at Dancing Girl Press.  A former Vermont Studio Center resident, her poems and reviews have also appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Verse, Word For/Word, VOLT, and American Letters and Commentary. Alexandra’s full manuscript was a finalist at both Nightboat Books (2009) and 1913 Press (2011).  She runs a reading and art salon series in San Francisco called Lone Glen.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Joshua R. Helms

THIS POSSIBLE LIFE


I trace our cuts again. Time beneath

each other’s hands. A heap of sound.

Streets all fluttering. Boy walks

ahead of me always. He can’t

remember if he changed the sheets.

He says his hands are cold. A broken

window. How long will it take

him to notice. We arrive in the middle

of the movie & stitch. There are only

so many days I can wear the same face.



Joshua R. Helms is a candidate in the MFA program at the University of Alabama. His work is published or forthcoming in Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, H_NGM_N, NANO Fiction, PANK, and Redivider, among others.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Kim Vodicka









Poet Kim Vodicka grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and received her B.A. in English from UL Lafayette in 2010. She is currently working on her M.F.A. in Poetry at LSU, where she is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Co-Coordinator of Delta Mouth Literary Festival 2012. Kim is an avid lover of music, hosts a psychedelic rock show, "Shangri-La-La Land," on KLSU, and is involved in musical-poetic projects. Her artwork has been published in Tenderloin, and her poems have been published in Shampoo, EkleksographiaDig, Spork, UnlikelyStories, and RealPoetik. Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow 2012is her first full-length collection.