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

Mark Young

Mark Young

from Geographies

Key Largo

Watermelon. Jack
grabbed a slice
& refused to pay
for it. Jewelry from
the dead prostitute—
a diamond ring, an
ormolu bracelet set
with small green
stones—was found
in his pockets.

The Horn of Africa

Given the complex &
shifting meanings
of the term, it’s pretty
momentous to have
three of our assets
in the air at the same
time. Initially, all we
offered was rustic bread.

La Brea Tar Pits

Left the cult, gave
up a mimetic
tradition based on
images of polar
regions. Replaced
it with prosaic
descriptions of
downtown Los
Angeles & its
surrounding
neighborhoods
to function as
surrogate for his
motherhood dreams.

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