Sean Howard: definitions (poetic gestures)

Sean Howard: definitions (poetic gestures)

definitions (poetic gestures)

voters?
X slaves

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descartes, the man
who saw himself
in half

*

prose racket –
poetry’s
mime

 

The Art Lovers (Departure Lounge, Cork Airport)

Shadows slowly
brushing barley –

cheers from The
Last Call

bar

 

ridge (poetic height)

the oak, statues
of silence,

gesture grand-
ly to the

planes

 

being poems, main-à-dieu bay

plo-
vers,
tou-
ch
&
go

*

wil-
let,
car-
ved
dou-
bt

*

seal-
pier-
ced
mis-
t

 

—by Sean Howard


 

Copyright © 2021 Sean Howard. All Rights Reserved.

Sean Howard is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Unrecovered: 9/11 Poems (Gaspereau Press, 2021). His poetry has been widely published in Canada and elsewhere, and featured in The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books, 2017).

 

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