By Michele Glazer
The following, the writer confronts the slipperiness of language and conception as she probes common tactics - the lives of bugs, the uncertainty of affection and the deaths of people. The poems negotiate among hope for whatever irrefutable and an uneasy bedrock of paradox.
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That it could make an unbroken circle of a single thick branch —— this was architecture! ”) It turned out the inside was nothing like the outside & it turned out that the truth was thrilling & what was thrilling also was vegetable. Home He entered her took up residence somewhat the way a small animal lives & dies & leaves a cavity the shape exactly The Infinite Imperative The notion of infinity had its day but you were beautiful and so far from me that the notion of notion hardly existed as a place to rest my head, a singular ledge upon which the flowers might dry to a more exquisite because more fragile design.
But if their bodies are —— in water —— as transparent as desire what can desire hold? This close to bodiless —— what they possess they will not have and what’s seenthrough seems only there by her imagining them. So that later when his fingers touched her navel ———— I’ll kiss you there, only —— is what he said and let his mouth roam up to where the quartermoon of one breast quieted him, she could feel how he had practiced this before with his eyes closed and alone. The Mathematics of Fire The man who bends like a paper clip to plant a forest of snuffed matches at his feet can thus do at once two things.
The improbable waves. The sculptor muses on his black-billed magpie I don’t know that I can take the magpie apart anymore or speak for you although I love you well enough to hear your argument. I will admit to a tenderness I want to resist, as I want to abstract the bird, eviscerate it to its essential mag, to nothing less than a talon’s grasp. I would instead place the wing down there, dispatch the beloved whole. I hear myself I want I want I want. I am afraid to sleep with you. For the last years of my marriage my breathing disturbed my wife’s sleep.
Aggregate of Disturbances (Iowa Poetry Prize) by Michele Glazer