Harp & Altar
Roberta Allen

Stephen-Paul Martin

Eileen Myles

Joanna Ruocco

David Wirthlin

Lives of Animal
Rob Schlegel

See the slaughter and

Blink once. Stab


The dark with shanks,

Pretty metals, dripping


Stars. Custody in the air;

In the body cavity


Of the animal arrange

Thirty lit candles.


Twice, frost

Sharpened winter’s shears,


Smoke of flesh—its profit

And umber ruin.