Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Contributor History

Rachel Blau DuPlessis
After her long poem Drafts (1986–2012) and after a set of interstitial books like Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions), Rachel Blau DuPlessis has begun publishing a second multi-book long poem: Traces, With Days, including Days and Works (Ahsahta Press), Around the Day in 80 Worlds (BlazeVOX), and the forthcoming Late Work, Traces expected from Black Square Editions in 2019. Numbers, a book of collage-poems in color, quite cosmic but also comic, was published by The Materialist Press.



In Print

Vol. 72
Spring 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow


A Selected Text from Conjunctions:72, Nocturnals
May 16, 2019
In agitation along sleep’s surface

dreams the monster, the angular, the slimy, the anything goes, the corpse

who strokes the tigers with rather weak jaws

in a jump cut, on an icy blue couch, red queen

on mute––
May 14, 2019
Though no one is watching, an opening in the hedges reveals a gap where entry is possible.
Inside, an entity multiplies, but how can I know this. The broodself is invisible and smells like
before, which is the only way to know that it happened. It crawls out in unknown ways on
unknown legs, identical because there is no other form or sound.
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:72, Nocturnals
May 9, 2019
What they had in common was they were smokers; everyone was a smoker then. Those three, though, they smoked to live. Cigarettes! There the cigarette would be, raised to the lips. The lips opening, only a little. The smoke drifting across the roof of the mouth. The lungs filling—this is how they recognized one another, in the green sea, green as grass, by streams of water green as glass.