August 29 – September 4, 2011: Vivian Faith Prescott and J.J. Campbell

week of August 29 – September 4, 2011

Vivian Faith Prescott and J.J. Campbell

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Vivian Faith Prescott
doctorviv@hotmail.com

Bio (auto)

Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaskan who lives in Kodiak, Alaska. She has an MFA from the University of Alaska and holds a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies. She’s the Co-Director of a non-profit called Raven’s Blanket. Vivian’s poetry has appeared in Drunken Boat, Yellow Medicine Review, Catapult to Mars, Tidal Echoes, Gutter Eloquence, Cirque and elsewhere. She’s a Pushcart Prize nominee and was recently awarded the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence. Her digital poetry chapbook, Slick, is available online at White Knuckle Press. Her first book of poetry, The Hide of My Tongue, will be published by Plain View Press in the winter of 2011. Vivian’s website is http://www.vivianfaithprescott.com/ and she blogs at http://planetalaska.blogspot.com

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by Vivian Faith Prescott and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Eternal Return

She watched her husband’s troller chug
from the harbor. Then she painted her fins,
unpinned hairgrass from her head,

dabbed river silt at her throat, clothes-pinned
her red nightie to the porch-line.
And my grandfather, the “other-man,”

on his boat tied at the dock, searched
hillside homes with binoculars for the bright
dot of her swaying fabric.

She’s the Woman-at-the-Head-of-the-Stream,
arms and legs open wide.
And Grandfather, humped-back

and patch-scaled, headed up the walk,
full of milt, switching his fins, the scent of her
calling him toward the place where he was born.

previous published in Off the Coast Magazine.



J.J. Campbell
JCampb4593@aol.com

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J.J. Campbell (Brookville, Ohio) is a widely published poet over the years. Most recently at Horror Sleaze Trash, Nerve Cowboy, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, ZYX and Fox Chase Review. J.J. can be reached via email or via his homepage http://sites.google.com/site/losersincsite/.

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by J.J. Campbell and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

these dreams

i keep having these
dreams of being
gunned down at
the post office by
a deranged fan

one would think
in light of these
dreams i would
email most of
my submissions

but strangely

i find myself at
the post office
more often than
ever now