“Swimmers on 20th Street” and 4 other poems in Empty Mirror

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Empty Mirror is a great online literary journal that features reviews and articles on Beat literature along with contemporary textual and visual poetry. Today, the magazine published five of my poems: “Swimmers on 20th Street,” “Travel to Cashback,” “Le Coup,” “Prisoners of More,” and “Soup de Jour (Election Year).” You can read them here.

A few notes on these. “Le Coup” is loosely based on the documentary film Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit’s successful covert operation to connect a tightrope wire between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and then walk across it. Although “Soup de Jour” was written years before the current president was even a candidate, it seemed pertinent enough that I posted it to the 100 Thousand Poets Resistance Poetry wall. On that blog, it was formatted without the spacing. This is its first public appearance with line indents as intended.

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