Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Tuesday poem #157 : Emily Izsak : Oct. 22nd 83 to London 16:35

Daughters of impulse
in rarely shameful infancy
Your precipitous vertebrae
heighten the ballgame

Agony of lateral movement
versus the dialectic in and out
come and go
thumb and clitoris

In gentler times in a better
train car
the music may develop

Emily Izsak's work has been published in Arc Poetry Magazine, House Organ, Cough, The Steel Chisel, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, HOOD, and The Hart House Review. In 2014 she was selected as PEN Canada's New Voices Award nominee. Her chapbook, Stickup, is available for $10 on woodennickles.org, or for free if you track her down in person and ask really nicely.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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