Michael Ruby

Michael Ruby

Michael Ruby is the author of six full-length books of poetry, including American Songbook (Ugly Duckling, 2013) and the forthcoming The Mouth of the Bay (BlazeVOX, 2018); a trilogy of psychic research, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012); and four chapbooks with the Dusie Kollektiv. He is also the co-editor of Bernadette Mayer’s collected early books from Station Hill. He lives in Brooklyn and works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.

All the spare parts to rarify
They really ice the migraine dead
Doozey up and explode coffee earrings
Superstitions and the perfect Rorschach bandage
Breathtaking, route-faking, peace-making

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O’er a galleon, reflected in the river the frightened animal’s open mouth land a table covered with candles of a large hole at the top of the world the cars drive toward me with muffled headlights free an animal sitting high in a tree

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