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Mark Irwin
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Mark Irwin
Mark Irwin’s nine collections of poetry include A Passion According to Green (New Issues), American Urn: New & Selected Poems (1987- 2014) (Ashland Poetry Press), Tall If (New Issues), and Bright Hunger (BOA Editions​​​​​​​). He is the recipient of many awards for his poetry, including the Philip Levine Prize for his tenth book, Shimmer, which will be published by Anhinga Press in 2020. He is completing a long translation project entitled Zanzibar: Selected Poems & Letters of Arthur Rimbaud, with an afterword by Alain Borer.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 31, 2020
in the pharmacy of the child
one used a hopscotch stone
a jacket zipper one’s tongue
the sharper tongue of a friend
anything to get one’s soft skin back
March 17, 2020
1.

Because he could picture himself curled up on the shelf of the refrigerator between the bread and the light.

2.

Because he stared up at the sprinkler attachment and thought of it as a metal flower.
March 10, 2020
Mears takes your name. As soon as you say it, he speaks it in quick echo, and it is now his and no longer yours. We don’t know what he does with it or what it does for him, but we do know what happens to those he pilfers.