Poetry

"Recyclopedia II"
a visual poem by Reed Altemus
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

Post-Sonic Youth: (Requiem for M.S.G.)
by Glen Armstrong, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

Tender:

soft and money
some of us look forward

To night:

to trouble girls and foam
some of us add "little"
out of fear
stars fall into place
they own their turmoil

"Stumbling into a White Landscape" and "Halfway Between"
by Lana Bella, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"a snowflake broke half of its
fall on the shoulder of his coat,
the other half splintered off to
the bare ground, like fractured
stories of his happy ending,"

"mind well worn"
by John M. Bennett, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"slab dream slab dream slab
dream slab dream slab dream
slab dream slab dream slab
dream slab dream slab dream"

"said" and "boil"
by John M. Bennett, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"basement where the
roll-out ffl ame spells'
mist clawing up yr leg"

"To Remember"
by Wendy Taylor Carlisle, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Is there anyone left to remember
her the way the fragile glass remembers

heat? Maybe not. But maybe sometime
you recall her face, an ember rising,"

excerpts from ode to impermanence, "ineligible," and "And you will be the death of yourself too..."
by Vincent A. Cellucci, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
     "we don't
somersault off a mtn
     we don't
even decide"

"Freed"
by Joel Chace, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"homework weighs her down —
horses' heads over a fence —
listen, time can stop"

"When a Poet Dies"
by K.R. Copeland, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"and those who knew them tremble with remembrance
tremble with Decemberance—
Cold. Cold. Cold."

A poem by Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"He constructs a coronet
of bones bound
together with salt-
encrusted seaweed, he fashions"

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS
with contributions by Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton, and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"O sand O silk O galactic black wild—she dances naked, breathless, on the web-spread surfaces of Zodiacal light."

"Carry On"
by Win Harms, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"the things that led us to this point cannot be discussed in polite company
and once again i question the alignment of the stars
but there is a blue collar boy clouded in cigarette smoke
who promises that everything will be ok"

"Xan"
by Carolyn Hembree, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"the cane palace you've taken up
each line lacquered to curve"

"Elegy for Michelle"
by Cindy Hochman, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Sometimes ash turns back to seed—
and you are the beautiful ruby-lipped ghost in my machine."

"Letters to Michelle"
a web-based memorial with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan, and Brian Kovich
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"this morning i sat up in a dark living room, watching the sun rise over the ozarks, it's lovely here, the sky changes from deep black to blue, stars glitter and you wonder if they're alive or dead, are their worlds spinning around them, is their someone there sitting in a house jus a'wondering on what all this means, if anything he or she did mattered, and in the end that comes for us all, what did it all mean?"

"etc. etc."
by Dylan Krieger, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"sweet ladies, from either side of the asylum
to pry your stitches out by hand, discard the
binding, press your petals up against a lens"

"sympathy pill"
by Dylan Krieger, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"deck in rings & silver wormholes
such signals on the skin

open a portal to the skull's
faint oscillate"

"For Michelle Greenblatt, R.I.P."
a visual eulogy by Donna Kuhn
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

A Visual Poem by Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

A Poem by Louise Landes Levi
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"I was not accepted, did it matter, if I finally
   found the ladder to the infinite, did
      it matter, that the sea rolled"

"tree with ice, under amber light"
by James Lineberger, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"it glows
like a van gogh in
frozen
streaks each of its feathered limbs curved gently upward"

"October" and "Captain Melvin Scarbino's Fortune Cookie for Jet Lag"
by Dennis Mahagin, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Oh kid, you got it, you hit it,
here at the passing away
of one day unto another, he feels it,
he does,
I whisper, and he does,"

"and you left: a study of loss"
by Peter Marra, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"we never close. 24 hours.
heartfelt transistors drive her
a motorized sensation baptized by stars
elementary visions"

Three Poems by Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"But here is a door,
and beyond that, the privilege of chance
entrances inviting us to cast aside the refuse
from the dredged ravine of memory and to begin
again."

"Message for Michelle"
by Jay Passer, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"We have spent all these years
railing in a sort of
stunted verse"

"Jade Cicada"
by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Jade in the emperor's death
mouth—to the grave—all openings
closed—no breath—no air—no life
to enter to leave—the end should
be silent—you stop my mouth"

"Green"
a visual eulogy by Marthe Reed
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

"Soundshadows"
by Alison Ross, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"The mirror has made itself whole again. It is singing a song to those who have breathed like crystals into the wordless womb."

"Revelation"
by Bernd Sauermann, in the Memorial for Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"A new year brings rain to a distant state of mind. Finally, the
weather has horribly broken. Finally, a curtain has parted to
reveal a curtain. Night falls like ashes and I mean this in the best
possible way..."

"Weathering," "Sharing a Smoke," and "Bereavement Myth"
by Christopher Shipman, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"sitting in that dark three-car garage
you often told me about in your long-
fingered letters the archive of emails
I've been excavating in short trips"

"Johnny I Love You Don't Die"
by Larissa Shmailo, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"I believed in you then, I believe in you now."

"When you wonder if you matter"
by Jay Sizemore, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Even the poets can't define absence,
that stilling of breath's metronome
in a room grown so quiet
dust can be heard settling"

"When I die" and "Living unintentionally"
by Jay Sizemore, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"I do not live for myself, I do not live for you,
my heart, my breath, automatons of preservation.
I live oblivious of the multifaceted gateways
before each footfall, every step splintering paths"

"Stilled, And Then The Memory Shapes Fruition"
by Felino A. Soriano, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"When I'm silent my stare is an intense configuration of moisture. An afterward rendition of building blend between clarity and the blur of silence wandering into my eyes' focal
connectivity. Today a vocal rhythm drives my freedom and selective interpretations. Farness is distance's collaboration with foolery and the fondness to touch beyond the reaching syllables"

"We All Pass"
by Yuriy Tarnawsky, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"i don't know if
it was the wires someone
was shaking making
her voice tremble like
a raindrop on a bare tree"

"Poet Bio"
by Cindy Hochman, June 2015
"I've been published in many online journals. My mouth is dry from the Lithium and my cold veins are gushing warm blood as we speak. I've never been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Is it dusty in here, or is it just me? My body is a rectangle of tangles and right angles (I believe in geometric expression). But what should I do with this severed arm, Ma?"

"Invective, whispered" and "Techno Prisons"
by Alison Ross, June 2015
"Invective, whispered into the neon night. An owl begs for blindness. The air rearranged as rhythmic eyes. Implosion: trees recede. The debris of constant zeroes rains down, rains down. The ground an electric chair. Death becomes us: We wear it like the shadow of a wedding gown."

"Universal Carving," "Small Things Loom Large," and "The House of Wrinkled Bones"
by Lana Bella, June 2015
"blinding haze of shadow scissoring
through the mass,
an avalanche of impish haste with
tossing laughs and flopping hair."

selections from Quintet Dialogues: translating introspection
by Felino A. Soriano, June 2015
                                                          "syntax composes structural dilemmas
engaged in the process of
examining clarity's
tonal gradations"

"Shadowbrain," "Egobrains," and "Shadowbrain Battles Egobrains"
by Joe Nicholas, June 2015
"They are trying to keep us apart,
            all of them, all of us, the clingers
to misremembered pasts,
                        holding themselves at distances,
reaching lackluster"

Two Sonnets and a Recipe for Disaster
by K.R. Copeland, June 2015
"Start with the heart of a jealous partner.
Set food processor to pulverize.
Add equal parts ego and (well-beaten) egg.
Next, sift together the vulgarity
of bulgur flour, minced words and slivered"

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