THE TEN PAGES PRESS READER – VOL. 3

Offering 47 is now available: The Ten Pages Press Reader (Volume III).

like a voice
David McLean
like a voice in the nighttime
a lady asking how empires fall
and what the point of it might be
building stones on bodies on pieces of time
they have sliced and keep in buckets,

all the happy ghosts standing on fortifications
where they have been soldiers,
where they have been swordsmen
or whores and glorious,
like a god dressed in the seed

of some deep avocation. promises
and whatever, all the reasons we are lacking,
all dressed up in eyes and voices
in the nighttime, ghosts again;
sex and time out of mind,

a night alive

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WE WILL PLAN BIG THINGS by Mary Stone Dockery

Offering 44 is now available: We Will Plan Big Things by Mary Stone Dockery.

Like Gravity

The dots on the star charts

are the same size as ants trailing

from the kitchen counter

to the back door, the same size

as holes in the mesh screen.

They are the same size

as the moles on your back,

as stars we point to

from the back patio at night.

Your back is the same

silky substance as the sky

contains as many constellations,

I trace each mole

as if the sky begins at my fingers.

Each day we are tugged closer

to the ground, microscopic moments

us touching, that thing you said ,

your back arching over a bed

the ground beneath us trembling

with the weight of clouds, pain, comets –

flung into cosmic distances.

The whites of your eyes

work like gravity,

drawing me in

THE TEN PAGES PRESS READER VOL. 1

Offering 41 is now available: The Ten Pages Press Reader (Volume I).

Thank you to all the contributors for such a quick response to my call for submissions. I am still accepting submissions for additional volumes.

Matterhorn
Keith Higginbotham

Heart, heart:
cataracts are not my scene.

The mirror
ricochets headphone
cymbals, keys.

Puzzle paper beats
its rope.

No is the stuff of aureoles:
a sterilized place already

zeroed
into pyramid sleep.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES FOR AN UNREALIZED PROJECT by Julian Jason Haladyn

Offering 34 is now available: Biographical Notes for an Unrealized Project by Julian Jason Haladyn.

 

Raised in Georgetown, Ontario, Kathleen Frieburg is an MFA candidate whose work investigates the relationship between textual art and acts of physical and conceptual mediation. Her temporal installations, in which she buries forged documents containing random astronomical drawings and data, have been hidden in and around numerous historical sites across the globe beginning in 1973. Her contribution to this present project is part of an ongoing series titled Documents of Imagined Subjectivities Found Randomly within an Infinite Universe.