Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire by Justin Karcher & Ben Brindise EMP, June 2018 83 Pages. $12.00, paper. Book Review: Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire by Justin Karcher & Ben Brindise If there was ever a collaboration of two writers who’ve bled the heart of Buffalonian poetry, those two souls would be Justin Karcher and Ben Brindise. In Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire, their depictions go beyond the realm of Rustbelt landscape and become
Language Lessons at Corporate Coffee by KJ Geisler "Stare Decisis" she (you) said "Like precedent.'" I interpreted as always, of course, you told me I was wrong but half my mind was already gone - looking for philological precedents . (not nearly as bothered, as once, by not being accepted correct) and since you had already rebuffed my line about Van Gogh I was away at the smials pulling open drawers folding out files long disused. Not much under "Latin" but that leads to Ita
Pride and Woodpeckers by James Reitter I can’t imagine you in Austen’s world
of status, circumstance—much too stiff,
the air too tight. You need the smoke to curl
around your fingers and conversations: a gift
of intimacies between an inhale/exhale exchange.
Those breaths give rhythm to our song and dance,
the patterns woven together, rearranged
throughout some twenty years of happenstance.
The smoke survives in ambiguous layers, tied
together by mystery, science. We