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Issue 9: August 2021
Poetry: 9 words [R]
51 words [R]
52 words [R]
By Jonathan Yungkans
[Featured Artist]

Three Book-Spine Poems

 

Oblivion Banjo: Book-spine poem and photo by Jonathan Yungkans
oblivion banjo (25 March 2020)

Copyrighted © by Jonathan Yungkans. All rights reserved.

 

oblivion banjo
voices of the lady
above the river

 

 

Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing: Poem and photograph by Jonathan Yungkans
Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing (1 April 2020)

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Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing

A girl goes into the woods 
a journey with two maps 
bringing together what is amazing 
delights & shadows 
bright dead things 
the green of sunset 
the savagery of bone 
the whole motion a wild surmise 
parts of a world 
perennial forest primeval 
the holy forest 

 

 

Visible Signs: Book-spine poem and photograph by Jonathan Yungkans
Visible Signs (11 April 2020)

Copyrighted © by Jonathan Yungkans. All rights reserved.

 

Visible Signs

Stay, illusion 
Strike sparks where I live 
Embers on the stairs 
The burning particles drunk with light 
The redshifting web 
Rose sky country intensifications 
Fire to fire 
Palm frond with its throat cut 
Bright stain 
That peculiar affirmative a hunger 
What we ache for 
At the table of the unknown 

 

—Poems and photographs are reproduced above from the poet’s Facebook galleries with his permission.

Jonathan Yungkans
Issue 9, August 2021

is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer with an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in San Pedro Poetry Review, Synkroniciti, West Texas Literary Review, Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and other publications. His second poetry chapbook, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the 2019 Clockwise Chapbook Prize and was published in February 2021 by Tebor Bach.

 
 
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