Member since August 25, 2010 | 891 Readings |
Barbara Perez lives in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has appeared in several journals, including Ploughshares, American Letters & Commentary, The Massachusetts Review, and Bateau Press.
If causation implies mechanical connection, / then absence of you is the fixed point of reference / from which I move to perfection. Before you…
The box in Brooklyn is the box in Houston is the box in Barcelona. / / You fool with my contents to the same result: my jump rope frayed, / /…
What We’ve Lost
To land reclamation in Russia, The Caspian Tiger / whose usefulness was outweighed by cotton crops. / To the widespread introduction of firearms …
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4.23.2013 // Breaking: Two Explos / ions in the White House and Bar / ack Obama is // Injured HFT / algorithms buy it / stocks bomb 200 // billion…
Bake Sales, Anyway
We brought guns to the firehouse bake sale, / shot into the eroded hill, bought carrot cake / / with cream cheese frosting. Snow / forced…
Painting the Garage
The only thing I’d imagined bigger was the backyard. / And missing: pheasants across the street, the brush, / / too, and the willow, which we…
The nag tail-whipped flies from her back, / boys jumped from boats into rushes / to avoid being bitten. Even cranes left eggs / / to hatch…
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