March 19-25, 2007: Peter Schwartz and Joan Cashin

week of March 19-25, 2007

Peter Schwartz and Joan Cashin



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Peter Schwartz
pupil@watchtheeye.com

Bio (auto)

Peter Schwartz is the editor of ‘eye’ and the associate art editor of Mad Hatters’ Review His artwork can be seen all over the Internet but specifically at: www.sitrahahra.com He has almost 200 poems published in such journals as Porcupine, Vox, and Sein und Werden Currently he is working on paintings for an exhibit at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea NYC .

The following work is Copyright © 2007, and owned by Peter Schwartz and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

four kinds of light

1
twinkle twinkle
wherever threads tangle
let them be undone

whether by inertia
or incognito
or by catapult

on the whirlette
of almost

2
twinkle out of
the small coffins
of pathos

that bury
starry creatures
in pyramids

of impossible
reversal

3
twinkle as
the blindside rosette
and covenant call

for another
green audition
to quiet the

shadow’s
shadow

4
twinkle so
the makeshift
lotus knows.


Joan Cashin
cashin.2@osu.edu

Bio (auto)

I have published in ACORN, INTUITIONS, POETRY MONTHLY, and other journals, and I live in Columbus, Ohio.

The following work is Copyright © 2007, and owned by Joan Cashin and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Wellington, Ohio

Small brick, old brick, red flaking brown and white,
tar paper shining with rain,
as the watchman paces,
waiting, waiting,
in the Midwest, where they must always wait.


Lowcountry

A dove burrows through the twilight
in a long swoop over the sandy yard Drowsy with rain, its progress is slow
as the velvet air pushes against the tiny form.

The sun swabs the horizon pink
while the sky begins to heave with clouds
indifferent to the defeated house
and the palmettos nurtured to outlast a storm.

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