Poetry

Four poems appear in the current issue of The Antigonish Review and forthcoming in Poetry Salzburg, Plumwood Mountain, Shearsman, Envoi, Curlew, Obsessed with Pipework and The Journal.

This one features in Helen Ivory’s 2018/19 Twelve Days of Christmas. 

 

What kind of humbuggery is this?

Via the black hole from heaven
she inches nervously

down the celestial ladder
/aluminium, installed

by the good man/
one cloud box at a time

Trawls through the galaxy
for the showiest bling—

birds in glass orbs, sleigh bells
snatched in the sales

Meteors of lametta
streak their glitzy wake

through her no-mess-
no-drop-needle forest

Last but never least
the Angel of Hope

braces for the conception
Wings shaken loose

at the pinions after
rough handling

impaled nevertheless
on the bristling spine

of old man pine
Cardboard crinoline

stiff with imminence
in a perpetual lean

 

 

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Links to poems online

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/250060

http://cordite.org.au/tags/julie-maclean/

http://verityla.com/earth-apples-of-modern-love-and-mushrooms-julie-maclean/

http://antiphon.org.uk/index.php/act-three-13/442-woman-at-window-julie-maclean

http://redroomcompany.org/poet/julie-maclean/

http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=4799

http://www.foame.org/Issue10/biographies/bio-maclean.html

http://www.ofipress.com/macleanjulie.htm

https://bodyliterature.com/2013/04/23/julie-maclean/

 

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