Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent A. Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012). Come back river, a bilingual Bengali-English translation collaboration with the poet and artist Debangana Banerjee is available from Finishing Line Press. _A Ship on the Line, a battleship-collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman released by Unlikely Books in 2014, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Vincent performed Diamonds in Dystopia, an interactive poetry web app at SXSW in 2017, and the poem is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018 (Wesleyan University Press).

even the levee’s black & blue
the river whittles every stick
collapses lax   relents
its trip out to sea

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and why should we not feel the fluster further
sensitize our oppression and fortunes
to understudies of undertakers and why should we not care
when they don't upstage us and why should we not fight in the streets
for the same fucking thing everyone fights in the streets for

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lips bursting more
               men in me
children I uphold the heavens
drunker than country

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