Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fruita Pulp: Issue #2 March/April 2014

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March 16, 2014
Fruita Pulp Issue 2

Fruita Pulp: Issue #2 March/April 2014   Poetry: Four Poems by Mark Kerstetter Three Poems by Paul Hanson Clark Four Poems by Wendy Videlock Two Poems by Noel Black Four Poems by Joy Von III Two Poems by Howie Good Three Poems by Robert King Two Poems by Kenneth Pobo   Essay: Arduity: Obscure and Elitist […]


Four Poems by Mark Kerstetter

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March 16, 2014
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Screw Set by Mark Kerstetter. 29×28 inches, salvaged heart pine and cedar.    Four Poems by Mark Kerstetter   Chagall Sketches one Where are two orphans to go? Bags abandoned, reclaimed and stowed— too many layers to carry, too young and too old. Wandering jugglers, one up to one down, tumbling treasures tarnished and luminous. […]


Three Poems by Paul Hanson Clark

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March 16, 2014
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    Three Poems by Paul Hanson Clark   <— i feel that pretty hard hey recently i tweeted that i should start asking people questions on tumblr & russ tweeted back “yes” today i’ve been listening to lauryn hill unplugged which is a weird album my mom started following my online movements & is […]


Four Poems by Wendy Videlock

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March 16, 2014
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  Four Poems by Wendy Videlock   !!!  Dear Writers, I’m compiling the first in what I hope is a series of publications I’m calling artists among artists. The theme for issue 1 is “Faggot Dinosaur.” I hope to hear from you! Thank you and best wishes.    —Ali, editor, Artists among Artists   I think […]


Three Poems by Noel Black

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March 16, 2014
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  Three Poems by Noel Black   SCLTFMF “And I’ll see you on the lightrail to Tuckwilla” you’ll sing to your friends Aaron and Corie in a phony twang like Bob Dylan circa Slow Train Coming on the lightrail as you pass through Tuckwilla, Washington on your way to SEA-TAC airport. It’s the kind of […]


Four Poems by Joy Von III

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March 16, 2014
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Four Poems by Joy Von III       Joy Von Ill is a poet who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. She works for a credit card processor, and has recently graduated with her MFA in poetry from Queens University in Charlotte North Carolina. Her work appears in An Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraskan Women […]


Two Poems by Howie Good

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March 16, 2014
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  Two Poems by Howie Good       Howie Good’s latest book of poetry collection is The Complete Absence of Twilight (2014) from MadHat Press. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely, who does most of the real work.    


Three Poems by Robert King

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March 16, 2014
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  Three Poems by Robert King   An Apple This apple—Red, Delicious, Small, important enough to have its own name and number, 4015—is flecked with small white stars which seem to surge up over a red hill and pour into the hollow of the stem, something collapsing inside that sucks the streaming lights in deep […]


Two Poems by Kenneth Pobo

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March 16, 2014
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  Two Poems by Kenneth Pobo   Persephone and Pomegranates Budding in full sun, our pomegranate tree forgets the trouble it caused a girl thousands of years ago.  She wanted to escape Hades–who told her that she could leave if she ate nothing.  Of course she got a yen for pomegranates, sucking the fruit dry, […]


Arduity: Obscure and Elitist Poetry, A Defence by John Armstrong

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March 16, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Julian Winslow.   Arduity: Obscure and Elitist Poetry, A Defence by John Armstrong The charge against obscure poetry is that it requires specialist knowledge which most readers don’t have. I’ve included some glaring examples below, but the charge of elitism is more difficult to pin down because it implies that this kind of […]


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