Tag Archives: Brooklyn Copeland

La Petite Zine

27 Apr

The new issue of La Petite Zine is up, and it’s chock full of good stuff.

Like this gem from Brooklyn Copeland, for instance:

To find the dagger a blessing

daggers find us tripping
onto praise—
           please

stop singing mine—
           April’ s
                god’s a gun

I get the irony here, of course, praising Brooklyn’s poem “Straddling the Ides,” a poem that asks, “please // stop singing mine.” (Sorry, Brooklyn.)

Or this one from Anne Marie Rooney, titled “Film Mind“:

This is an idea,
Let it holler open in your skin, let it let
My mastery in, let it out.

I’m off the ‘net for now, making a short trip to Jacksonville, but I hope you make our way over to LPZ to read these poems in full and to check out the rest of this issue–you won’t be disappointed.

TAIGA: Issue A

6 Jun

Last week, I got the second issue of TAIGA in the mail. Edited by Mike Seall and Brooklyn Copeland, TAIGA is back after a longish (but “necessary,” we’re assured) hiatus.

The entire issue rocks, but what has me writing today is the longish poem by Erica Lewis and Dan Thomas-Glass titled “cell and refract: responses to camera obscura by erica lewis.” Check out this excerpt:
 
      the limits of sentimental expression
      shifting from one position to another
 
      sometimes we wake up
 
                  invited but distant
                                   just a person centered by circles
 
      the real space smells like ashes
                                   ceremony        or        circumstance
 
      and
      all the colors
                                           are too bright to be real
 
Limited print run of 100, and right now, you can get the entire issue for only five bucks.