VOICES FROM THE FIRE: László Aranyi

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes

Pebbles of Desolation X Beechnut gum from my tobacco pouch dusts these pitiful pulp magazines. Ol’ Morley  waiting south to read, viewing southward,  the papers and pencils and the heights  wilt able in one day. My poor endeavoring  human desk at which I sit so often during  the day. I wave to all those snowyContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

Piano Recital

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Frogs “Grow grass, stone frogs,” written on bathroom walls. Hippie beads, oodles colorful acid pills in dresser draws, no clothes, kaleidoscope condoms,  ostentatious sex. No Bibles or Sundays that anyone remembers. Rochdale College, Toronto, Ontario 1972, freedom school, free education. Makes no sense, when you’re high on a song “American Woman” blasting  eardrums and policeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Drainage for angels

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

First in Class He showed up early that morning. Sat in his usual chair at the back of the class. Beside the periodic table on the wall with all those initials and never any explanation. He opened a book from the library and pretended to be reading. People reading always seemed like they were pretendingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Bucolic Favorite names of men, for me, Are “Jeremy” and “Timothy.” I’ve a CD of birds in the wild On which clearly as clear can be One dude reiterates its name: “Jeremy Thatcher, Jeremy Thatcher,” Pauses briefly, then Double-states again. In my mind I see a former Female Prime Minister of Great Britain. Timothy?  Timothy’sContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Poets Out of Service (V6) Like a full-service gas station or postal service workers displaced, racing to Staples retail for employment against the rules of labor, poets are out of business nowadays, you know. Who carries a loose change in their pockets? Who tosses loose coins in their car ashtray anymore? iPhones, smartphones, life is aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway