ShufPoetry Issue 6 Spring, 2016

ShufPoetry Issue 6 Spring, 2016

anamnesis xx - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

anamnesis xx - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

Opening - Kathy Douglas

Opening - Kathy Douglas

Archival Information - Krista Farris

Archival Information - Krista Farris

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

Let's - Tony Rickaby

Let's - Tony Rickaby

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

sonnets from 555 - John Lowther

Round Corner - Tony Rickaby

Round Corner - Tony Rickaby

Wasting Time - Tony Rickaby

Wasting Time - Tony Rickaby

canto jonde - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

canto jonde - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

Oh Ho 1 - Chan Lewis 

Oh Ho 1 - Chan Lewis 

Oh Ho 2 - Chan Lewis

Oh Ho 2 - Chan Lewis

Oh Ho 3 - Chan Lewis

Oh Ho 3 - Chan Lewis

coffee - Scott Patterson

coffee - Scott Patterson

white leper - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

white leper - Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

Father Angel - Kathy Douglas

Father Angel - Kathy Douglas

Franklin Fights Back - Mark Young

Franklin Fights Back - Mark Young

Tasked - Mark Young

Tasked - Mark Young

Morganthaler - Mark Young

Morganthaler - Mark Young

Vanity Plate Submission - Scott Patterson

Vanity Plate Submission - Scott Patterson

There Will Be Time - Kathy Douglas

There Will Be Time - Kathy Douglas

Step Right Up! - Krista Farris

Step Right Up! - Krista Farris

 

Biographies

 

Kathy Douglas

Kathy Douglas is a poet from CT who counsels young environmentalists at the oldest forestry school in the country.  She is a Bennington MFA and a 2015 Found Poetry Review "PoMoSco Laureate" -- bestowed after completing 30 found poems as part of a National Poetry Month challenge. Her work has been published online and in print in Calyx, The Cafe Review, Drunken Boat and Poetry WTF?!  She has work forthcoming in Nocturna and After The Pause.  @kathydouglas

Opening

Father Angel

There Will Be Time

 

Chan Lewis

Chandler Lewis grew up in Western Pennsylvania and went to school in Buffalo, New York. Some of his poems have appeared in Beard of Bees, Altered Scale, Shampoo, Onedit, Zafusy, Prick of the Spindle, and Radioactive Moat. He is a public school English teacher.

Oh Ho 1, 2, 3

 

John Lowther

John Lowther’s work appears in The Lattice Inside and Another South and Held to the Letter (with Dana Lisa Young) is forthcoming. He works in video, photography, paint and performance. His dissertation seeks to reimagine psychoanalysis with intersex and transgender lives as foundational potentials of human subjectivity. 

John says about his work:

These 555 sonnets are made with found lines and precise measures, a database and text analytic software. I crunched Shakespeare’s sonnets for word, syllable and character averages and these are my new measures. The lines’ oddities are their own, the arrangement is mine. After the text analytics and data entry, many ways of assembling are found. I hold to the turn (when I think of it) and that sonnets are poems of a certain size, but little more. Something in excess of the lines pass through, it’s that I’m chasing.

(three) sonnets from 555

 

Falconhead

When not standing on the crags of his forefather’s kingdom, Falconhead is writing poetry, fiction, drama and essays. His work has appeared in Syndic, Straylight, Nazar Look, Night Train Magazine, The Rock River Review, Still Point Arts, GNU, Folia, Whimperbang, Antiphon, FictionWeek Literary Review, Pacific Review, The Red Line, The Corner Club Press, Naugatuck River Review, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Wilde Magazine, Poetry Potion, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Thick Jam, Meat for Tea, Poetica Magazine, Camas: The Nature of The West, Thin Air Magazine, Huesoloco Journal, Glitterwolf, Whistling Fire, Two Hawks Quarterly, Rock & Sling, Adanna Literary Journal, Deltona Howl, Plath Profiles, Green Wind Press’s “Words Fly Away” Anthology and KY's "Getting Old" Anthology, among others; and is forthcoming in several more publications. For his poem “Man-Made God or Poem In Which The Hypochondriac Gets His Way” Emerge Literary Journal awarded him “runner-up” in their 2014 poetry contest. You can follow Falconhead @ https://twitter.com/Falconheadpens

Momento Mori

 

Krista Farris

Krista tells us:    I am a writer, mother, wife, anthropologist who lives at the "top of Virginia" in Winchester with my husband and three sons. My days involve writing, digging in the dirt, cooking, and running. I have an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology and English from Albion College. My recent poems, stories and essays have been included in The New Verse News, Shot Glass Journal, GRAVEL, Cactus Heart, The Sow's Ear, Brain Child Magazine, Literary Mama, Right Hand Pointing, Tribeca Poetry Review, Indiana Voice Journal, The Rain, Party and Disaster Society Literary Magazine, The Literary Bohemian, The Piedmont Virginian, Blunt Moms, Scary Mommy-Club Mid, The Screech Owl, Great Moments in Parenting, Mamalode, The Satirist and elsewhere. Links to my published work can be found at https://kristagenevievefarris.wordpress.com

Archival Information

Step Right Up!

 

 

Scott Patterson

Scott is an emerging Northwest writer inspired by his careers, travels, and the politics of others. 

He says about his work:

Embedded in our personal freedom is a unique kind fear. Connections are often misleading when the persistent micro aggressions of surveillance are a reality.  According to the coffee shop, The building of security walls is a Drone type idea. Introduced to saturate our culture with mistrust, generate extensive building projects and restrict our ability to accept each others humanity. Soon our states will begin to doubt one another and build their walls as monuments to security and protect their uniqueness as an independent culture.

Vanity Plate Survelliance

coffee (cover)

 

Tony Rickaby

Tony Rickaby’s conceptual works, installations and paintings have been shown throughout Europe and the US. Recently he has produced work for Litro Magazine, Stepaway Magazine, Message in a Bottle, ken*again, The Camel Saloon, experiential-experimental-literature, Sugar Mule, The Whistling Fire and Fox Chase Review. His books Detours was published last year and Urban Directions this year. www.tonyrickaby.co.uk   

Tony says:

These works are part of an ongoing project of walks around my neighbourhood of South London, looking at its unloved and unregarded buildings and alleyways. In these digital images I have replaced the existing words and phrases with overheard snippets from the conversations of passers-by or with my own thoughts and whims as I wander around.

Let's

Round Corner

Wasting Time

 

Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman

Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman is a poet, playwright, and itinerant farm worker whose efforts to recuperate the neglected writings of late nomadic poet, besmilr brigham, led him to enter doctoral work in poetics and indigenous studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He holds an MFA in Literary Art from Brown University where he wrote and directed the community street play, “Voice Graffiti”, which ritualized an abandoned parking lot. He is at work on several book projects, including Fierce Light: Selected Poems of besmilr brigham 1948-1990 and Ana, a book of poems. 

Robert says about his work:

The weathering of where I compose and what else I'm tending to bodily during composition works through material I believe lyrically, as in a lyric fermentation. The poems are themselves journeys and only through the intentionality of these drafts can fully articulate that. They are artifacts in so far as artifacts do not try to be preserved by the world. They are naked with experience and speak of the organic matter of verse, the organic matter of written language and authorial surivival. "anamnesis xx" was written on a harvest list over a couple of days on a 30 acre farm I worked for this summer. The poem remained in my pocket for months so that at some time a second poem was written beside it. Out of this artifact spawned an entire book I am now working on titled, Ana, named after one of the other farm hands. "cante jondo" is part of a long tradition of mine writing poems over student loan bills as a tiny act of resistance and frustration. This poem was left in my typewriter outside in the sun and rain for five months. "white leper" was written during a 10-mile walk traversing Denver, during the Baltimore Riots.

anamnesis xx  

cante jondo

white leper

 

Mark Young

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, & lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia. His work is included in The Last Vispo Anthology; a collection of visual poetry, Arachnid Nebula, was published a year or so ago by Luna Bisonte Prods; & more recent visual work has appeared or is to appear in Of/with, Tip of the Knife, M58, The New Post-Literate, h&, After the Pause, Zoomoozophone Review, Sonic Boom, & Word for / Word.

His poems are:

Concerned with tensions in imagined space, & the use of words outside of text pieces. 

Franklin fights back

Morgenthaler

Tasked