Rufo Quintavalle October 18, 2016

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Constellations

When I dream of escape, I see a path
from country to country
from woman to woman
like those lines which make stars
become ploughs or hunters;
when I dream of this route
that draws itself
it is of life’s end that I dream,
from where the path,
inexistent before,
makes beautiful,
final sense.

Rufo Quintavalle was born in London in 1978, studied in England and the US and has lived in Paris since 2005.  He has taught creative writing at NYU Paris and was formerly on the editorial board for the literary journal, Upstairs at Duroc.  He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Weather Derivatives, anyone for anymore and Shelf 1-15, a bilingual chapbook written with the Oulipian writer, Ian Monk.  His book-length poem, hhereenow, will be published by corrupt press in October.

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Amy Hollowell October 18, 2016

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You’re a get-on-with-it day and a lazing day
You’re a day of war somewhere and revenge
You’re a day at the races elsewhere and a heyday
You’re the illusive promise of a pay day a rest day a work day
a play day a perfect day
You’re a day to remember lest we forget
a rainy day
a sick day
a moving day
a day of departure or a day of revival
You’re a first day or a last
a free day or a feast or a fast day
a slow day a holy day a holiday
a birth day and a day to die

Amy Hollowell is a French-American poet who has long been a part of the Anglophone poetry scene in Paris, where she has lived since 1982. Her most recent collections and chapbooks include Here We Are (PURH, 2015), Giacomettrics (corrupt press, 2013) and Peneloping (corrupt press, 2011) and her work has appeared in a variety of publications in Europe and the United States. She has worked as a journalist and translator and teaches Zen meditation in Paris at the Wild Flower Zen Center, which she founded and directs, and in Portugal.