Marsh Hawk Review is an online poetry journal sponsored by the Marsh Hawk Press collective. Marsh Hawk Review will appear twice a year, under the revolving editorship of collective members. Each issue will offer a selection of poems solicited by the editor, in addition to new work posted by poets in the collective.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Excerpt from "A Putterer's Notebook":
how then, the primary duty of repair?:
Finding myself deposed between parallel borders of
Graafian follicle, named after Dutch anatomist de Graaf
Uteri, compare with hysteria, or see, “angry blogs”, compare with hysteric
Finger, you fingered me, our eidos
Joint, to join, joindre
If the sun is masculine, what is masculinity?
Ovariectomy, non-magical incision, the knives are out
“god don’t like ugly” mother’s logion
Get your footing
Thumb your nose
Armare, arma, armor, arms
If the sea is a woman, what is a woman?
Heart, kindred aria
Lung, compare with lights
Cortex, or vortex, bark or eddy
They’re speaking in tongues again
A sensation, hardly bearable,
[my lovelies, my loves]
What does it mean to be in a new century: to be present, citizen of this Time, outside, yet
still anchored to
the sensibility of a land-based disruption?
this yearning for lineage, as if proof of existence depends on cowrie shells bartered in pre-industrial markets.