“You taxidermied a bear!” by Laurel Hunt (Forklift, Ohio)

10 Apr

As always, the new issue of Forklift, Ohio (#26 if you’re counting at home!) is a big hunk of hand-bound goodness. This one is a little fancier than previous ones (don’t worry the diagrams and gritty poems are there still!); it’s like this one is ready for prom (a weird, wild prom for sure!). As always, the new issue is stuffed with awesome poets like Russell Dillon, Laurie Saurborn Young, Noelle Kocot, and more. To someone, I described this issue of having an unintended theme: love poems that have been set on fire and/or beaten with a stick.

“You taxidermied a bear!” by Laurel Hunt certainly fits that description, opening with “The boys & girls at the museum gift shop are in love with you” and rattling along through images of building bad boats and wearing turtlenecks on the shores and going on a crime spree, the wonders and the rowdy of life set ablazed in one big pile.

The boys & girls at the museum gift shop are in love with you
they look up from their sales of sextants and astronaut ice cream

to be in love with you/
good for you

I’m just calling to say I’ll be late mhmm
you filled up the kitchen with washbasins & soaked all the reeds

Snag a copy of the issue and check out all the goodness for yourself!

 

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