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Erin Post interviews
John Manuel Arias

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with John Manuel Arias, our Issue #24 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his process of writing to music, his use of research in conceiving and crafting poems, and the role poetry plays in connecting us to our feelings…. Read more

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Poetry Issue #24 – Text Version

John Manuel Arias Featured Poet     coffy and la cumparsita   tonight she feltches battery acid into his missing eyes           he wriggles like a baby bird mid      orgasm and blurts out I’ve just made love                  to a shotgun because she’s sawed off at the waist                         he’s a magician           he’s the […]

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Poetry Issue #24

COFFY AND LA CUMPARSITA

By John Manuel Arias
 
 

tonight she feltches battery acid into his missing eyes

he wriggles like a baby bird

mid orgasm and blurts out I’ve just made love

to a shotgun because she’s

sawed off at the waist

he’s a magician

he’s the one who’s done this to her…
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