Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tuesday poem #485 : Rose Maloukis : in winter


     after Fred Moten


thin miles north free air
escalator escalated escalation

barbet dartling
deleaves     sing sing

strew me 

crimson condition contrition
crib me a name

hey Mac ya fella

wild  wild     tuk…tuk…
hammer hammer 

yur domain
domorrow extinction   org you

in Singapore no song

in winter 




Note: The bird is a coppersmith barbet which, as of 2017, had lost 68% of its range of habitat and shifted upslope to 1100m (3608 feet) in response to warming temperatures.



Rose Maloukis is a poet and visual artist, with a BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI., who in 2015 found that her painted lines were turning more and more into written ones.  Since then, her poetry has been shortlisted for an international award, won prizes from both Geist and ARC, and been published in The Fiddlehead. Her chapbook, Cloud Game with Plums was published in 2020 by above/ground press. Two poems have been included in The New Quarterly’s Winter 2022 edition. Several poems are part of chapbooks from Turret House Press. Most recently her ekphrastic poem, Love Poem for a Portrait of a Poem is published in longconmagazine.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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