Address (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Elizabeth Willis

By Elizabeth Willis

Tackle attracts us into noticeable and invisible architectures, into acts of intimate and public tackle. those poems are centred, polyvocal, and sharply conscious of acts of illustration; they take individually their politics and within the strategy demonstrate anything concerning the means civic constructions inhabit the mind's eye. toxic crops, witches, anthems, bees?beneath their floor, we glimpse the fragility of our founding, republican aspirations and witness a disintegrating panorama artfully reworked. If a poem can function a type of astrolabe, measuring distances either cosmic and instant, temporal and actual, it does so through imaginitive, nonlinear potential. the following, prior and current interact in acts of mutual interrogation and critique, and inside this dynamic Willis's poetry is instantaneously complexly authoritative and looking: "so starts our legislation."

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Then one day she disappeared. The husband looked all over for her. He just couldn’t believe it. In this day and age. They took my grandson too. What harm could he do? The husband felt so alone in the world. Of course he suspected his colleagues at work knew something of the matter, at least a few of them. I went down to stay with him, finally. The place was a mess, and he was too. I suggested we put my daughter and her son’s things in boxes, but he wouldn’t hear of it. We made maps of where she traveled most days, then divided the territories up for us to visit.

All she wanted to do was have babies. We had four in our first five years of marriage. By that time I was tired of her. The kids drove me nuts. I loved them, but there was no peace in the house. I thought of running away, I thought of it constantly. But then the kids got older and things started to settle down a bit. Heather and I fell back in love. We were planning a second honeymoon, when this letter from the Queen of England arrived and I realized she was Jenny. Heather and I went to the Bahamas, while the Queen sat on her little potty and cried.

I told Frank it was the next night. When night fell, we attacked one of the guards and gagged and bound him. Then we crawled outside the tent and hid in the tall grass. We attacked another guard and left him unconscious. It was a night without moonlight. ” When another guard passed, we took off running. We ran without interference. ” There were huge waves in front of us. ” “I was wrong. It must be the ocean,” I said. ” he said. “Just walk along the beach. No one goes here anymore,” I said. Just then a bunch of young girls in bikinis came running toward us.

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