Member since August 25, 2009 | 1,737 Readings |
Joseph Chapman’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Main Street Rag, and Portland Review. He teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Virginia.
HISTORY OF _______________
No one said you / would keep thinking / about the film. Of course / there’s the boy / missing both his hands, / but what you visualize, / …
HISTORY OF ____________
The moonlight / injects its knives. / You stand there / wondering if / your body isn’t / some heretical machine / pieced together / by…
Subscribed by Joseph Chapman
Good year to have a job / like monger, wear a cloak, / be alopecic, strafe the heath / in a bird mask lancing boils. / Sometimes we get born…
Let’s say one’s mind is an office of Late Brutalist design. Let’s say it is being built. One knows it’s being built by the drills’ muffled…
Notes Toward Basic Betterness
The way the anglerfish might rather be / just the light it hangs in the Atlantic night, // or the moon might want to live as only / the cloistered…
Reading Dante in the ICU
Today I’d like to talk for a while about death / among the gift shop’s plush koalas and chrysanthemums, / its aisles and aisles of light-dazed…
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