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Author Archives: John MacKenzie

Light and Lilacs, Etc

Before work this evening I went to a doubleheader poetry reading, dreading, as I always do, what I might be subjecting myself to. You know this sort of feeling, it’s the same one you get when you’re watching a “B” horror movie and people just keep going places they shouldn’t go and doing things they shouldn’t do; and something bad, ... Read More »

John Thompson, collected poems and translations

The following poem appears in John Thompson, Collected Poems and Translations (edited by Peter Sanger): Don’t talk to me of trifles; I feel the dirt in these: what brightens when the eye falls, goes cold. I have so many empty beer bottles, I’ll be rich: I don’t know what I’d rather be: the Great Bear, or stone. I feel you ... Read More »