October 10-16, 2016: Poetry from Louie Crew Clay and Austin Davis

​Louie Crew Clay and Austin Davis

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​Louie Crew Clay
louie.clay@comcast.net

Bio (auto)

Queer poet Louie Crew Clay, 79½, an Alabama native and an emeritus professor at Rutgers, lives in East Orange, NJ, with his husband Ernest Clay. Editors have published 2,612 of Louie Clay’s poems and essays, including Letters from Samaria: The Prose and Poetry of Louie Crew Clay, NYC: Seabury Press, November 2015. Louie’s latest book Letters from Samaria: The Prose and Poetry of Louie Crew Clay (November 2015) is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle. See Louie’s Wikipedia page here. The University of Michigan collects Clay’s papers.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by ​Louie Crew Clay and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Lost half the day

Lost half the day on lust,
with binoculars
and movies.

Then washed clothes.

 



Austin Davis
austin.davis@cox.net

Bio (auto)

Austin Davis is a poet from Mesa, Arizona. His first collection of poetry titled "A Drizzle At Dawn" has been published and is currently being sold on Amazon.com and in Barnes and Noble. Poetry from this collection has been published in literary magazines, most recently in Sleet Magazine and Minds Eye.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Austin Davis and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Harder to Kill

She lathers her skin with Dove
and cooks her meals
at home every night.
She likes to watch the pictures
retract in and expand out
in the slide show
like her rhythmic breathing,
and the usual beating of her heart
against her chest.
A soft confusion,
an enlightening breath
she sits at her desk
and thinks about why
it is harder to kill our people
when we read their poetry.