From Alternative Fiction & Poetry (1987)

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Quite the interesting mag back in the day. This particular issue saw the likes of Bukowski, Ivan Arguelles, Lyn Lifshin, Norm Moser, Sheila E. Murphy, and, well, me, among others. I was thinner back then, as was my poetry.

no more than
the slow grace
of light turning

the leaf so
patient in the
air and colder

now that sense
of permanence unfurled
it is not

long to wait
as Wang Wei
said in his

letter I listen
for a sound
but hear none

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11 thoughts on “From Alternative Fiction & Poetry (1987)

  1. Thanks for finding my blog. And ah thank you for reminding me of Chinese poetry and my undergrad days (took an entire course on Poetry in Translation). 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei is one of my favorite bookshelf denizens.

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