Emily’s Book Seems More Important Than Ever These Days

from TRUMP TWITTERINGS: A FORTHCOMING ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY!

Nobody should be allowed to burn the story.
If they do, there must be rain; horizon
of hunters in orderly rows!

 

Here is the original:

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!

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THE ZOMBIE POETRY PROJECT IN THE ILANOT REVIEW!

I’m happy to announce that The Zombie Poetry Project is featured in the new “Theft” issue of The Ilanot Review. Lots of great work by folks like Sally Ball, Steve Gehrke, and Craig Santos Perez.

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A ZOMBIE POEM FOR EDWIN HUBBLE ON HIS BIRTHDAY WITH THANKS

With age, the place fades and fades rapidly. Well,
we reach the dim boundary–the whole limits
of a small life. There, a girl measures the
rooms — and we search among the open school

of your head for landmarks that are
even more lean. The search will continue.
Not until the fine resources are exhausted
need we pass on to the fine realms

of the other rooms.

 

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BYRON IN BAGHDAD and THE IOWA REVIEW

The Iowa Review has made its archives available to all, which means you can read my socio-political satire of ten years ago, “Byron in Baghdad” today!

http://ir.uiowa.edu/iowareview/vol38/iss1/34/

 

DECOMPOSITION: A ZOMBIE POEM

Her life is essential for recycling
civility. Bodies of the dust begin to

decompose shortly after the original killer.
Animals such as the mind which no one

needs also help decompose the organic
materials. The names are known as bellies that

growl and burst. Although your world decomposes
in hearts and minds, all undergo

these states of the sky. Five general
stages are used to describe the process

of our pain in guilty animals: Fresh wood
one afternoon and your sleeping screen.

 

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THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: A ZOMBIE POEM

Dolorosa — where the road swerves out
from the river. To have all the known unknowns

or need your heart, your mind in your blood,
your feet gray, or the innocents —

the world disinclined to flat lines or
exertion. What else? Wrath, a triptych

of error. The cost: roofs and gins that
collapse on something of the brightness

enjoyed by another; the old killer
to possess the same advantage; the world,

the lean heat of being old, yourself
the huffing wind.

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How to Be Good in 11 Steps: A Zombie Poem

Define what “dead” means to a militia.
Be hot for punishment. Be empty. Consider
a guillotine. Consider heedless palm
prints. Be other. Give people your tongue

of doubt. What else? Find hearts
and minds. Be a guide to the best
man’s hand. Delight in the way
his eyes sagged with grief.

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TRANSCRIPT: A ZOMBIE POEM

I’m sure you can guess the source!I decided not to put it up on the zombie site since my kids play around there from time to time.

 

Yeah that’s her with his hair and beard.

I better use some Tic Tacs, just not

in a straight line. You know, I’m too

 

attracted to tyranny…I just start

seeing fear. It’s like fantasies for which

you had trained. Nervous blues. (Tongue,

 

do not now wait.) And when you’re an F5

they let you do anything. Innocence can do tears.

Grab them by orange fire. You can do the cost.

 

 

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How Can I Prepare for a Debate: A Zombie Poem

Your brain is small. A warped speech
has another attack, snorted middle, and
the house you built. Say what you are
returning to say. What else?

Say what you’ve broken.

Here’s the original:

“Preparation is critical. A good speech has a beginning, middle and end.
Say what you are going to say.
Say it.
Say what you’ve said.”

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