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Benjamin Landry
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Benjamin Landry
Benjamin Landry is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Michigan. He is the winner of the 2009 Columbia Journal Poetry Contest, and his work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Salamander, Sonora Review, [PANK] Online, and elsewhere. The poems featured here are taken from his manuscript structured on the periodic table of elements, Particle and Wave, which was named a finalist for the 2012 National Poetry Series Open Competition.

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Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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December 12, 2017
O moon my pin-up,
how I wish I were a woman frescoed

in a loose dress, pulled by the hair
to heaven. Or Titian’s voluptuous Virgin

rising above everyone who tries to touch her.
November 21, 2017
My neighbors convened a kangaroo court. The charge against me was stealing newspapers. I contended that after 9:00 am they were artifacts not news and were therefore fair game under international archaeological conventions.
October 31, 2017
Like you were always
waiting in line for something
just vaguely wanted. What makes us

more human than waiting.
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