Monday, August 2, 2010

wilimington, five am

wilimington, five am

rumpled recollection
speaks to the swallow’s tale

granular moments
as flecked food on tarmac

nesting in
keening crevasses

listing in
umber spaces

asphalt warbler
lifts song to song

satellite sea
impedes my flight

--Constance Stadler has been writing, publishing, and editing poetry from the prehistoric epoch of print journals to modern e-times. As a political anthropologist specializing in North Africa and a violinist, her influences are multiform. Work in formative years with the late poet Gwendolyn Brooks was seminal, but no less so than Sufi Dervish dancers, and the challenges of mastering Bruch's first concerto. Her book Paper Cuts marked the debut of Calliope Nerve Media's literature arm. Her latest book with author Rich Follett is Responsorials.

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