“National Poetry Month” #5: Nicole Markotić

Adjectives and Adverbs Seven Monks with European accents kneel blessedly on the even stone, weep regularly beside the last corner, sigh Protect the vital months, pause gayly at the beginning of the second page, wait for a new pronoun in the mirror-tricked corridor Include the bent people who only bend their knees one at a […]

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“National Poetry Month” #4: Michael Boughn

The Mad Trapper of Rat River Most people engaged in either extraordinary chase associated with normal forms of etiquette or some other enforcement of regular outcomes will find the whole thing impaled on assumptions of closure’s infinite grace. The names have been eliminated to perform evasions of severe paralysis arising from expectations of a statutory […]

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“National Poetry Month” #3: Julie Joosten

Ghost Species Henry David Thoreau would describe the seasons, listing the flowering times of wildflowers around Concord Massachusetts (1851-1858). It continues today: the data, the occasional field, the wildflowers, declining. Temperatures warm, and surviving species flower now about seven days earlier than they did in the mid-nineteenth century. Species sensitive to temperature have been best […]

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“National Poetry Month” #2: Bryan Sentes

what the hell do you mean by heaven heavin heathen breathn heather “Hell above & heaven below…” such, space-time diurinal yes for us on earth gravitygrievousgrave at apartment cornerwriting deskwalled in after noonafter lunchwalked home Marchblue skyleafless branchesmould loam paths a clean drystone seatleft closed eyes hearI’ve readblood & nerves jet roar overmountainfootdowntown aborealspringbirdsong dryleafmould […]

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“National Poetry Month” #1: Andrew McEwan

from error language An error has occurred.                Diffusion immediately pops into daylight. Particular mechanisms                            arrange awkward in neural network. Hands’ persistent toggle. Scan log is memory.               Constellations of interpretation as patterns unfold. The fate of moving light implicates further ink.                            Incongruous embodiment. An error of handling language becomes an error of error-language.               Descriptive standard defaults […]

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Hello world!

Greetings, Thugs! Welcome to the new BookThug Blog, where we will begin posting, for the month of April (known to some as “National Poetry Month”), some poems from our books for you to read. And then, when “National Poetry Month” is over, we’ll just keep at it, posting excerpts, news, thoughts, photos, and (hopefully) feature […]

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