Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fruita Pulp: Issue #5 September/October

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September 2, 2014
Fruita Pulp Issue 5

  Fruita Pulp: Issue #5 September/October Poems: Ed Skoog, Two Poems Eric Baus, Three Poems Wyatt Sparks, Three Poems Alyssa Yankwitt, One Poem Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Three Poems Ace Boggess, Three Poems Gale Acuff, Three Poems Frederico Prado, Two Poems Colin James, Two Poems JC Olsthoorn, One Poem Interview: Murmuration: An Interview With Jake Adam […]


Two Poems by Ed Skoog

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September 2, 2014
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  Two Poems by Ed Skoog   The Macarena The chair I’m sitting on is mostly nothing. Electrons go right through it. Memory, which is electricity, seems like less than anything and yet in the inexplicable universe I’m there again, and it’s now, the summer of the Macarena. Two months in Abilene, Kansas and I […]


Three Poems by Eric Baus

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September 2, 2014
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  Three Poems by Eric Baus   Eric Baus is the author of four books of poetry: Scared Text, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry (Colorado State University Press, 2011), Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), and The To Sound, winner of the Verse Prize (Wave Books, 2004). A new book, The Tranquilized Tongue, has […]


Three Poems by Wyatt Sparks

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September 2, 2014
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  Three Poems by Wyatt Sparks   Wyatt Sparks lives in Chicago where he teaches people how to tweet. His work has most recently been featured in fault, Where Eagles Dare, and 90s Meg Ryan.  


A Poem by Alyssa Yankwitt

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September 2, 2014
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  A Poem by Alyssa Yankwitt   The Displacement some wander forever some never claim a home some reach heavenward not to touch the stars but for the open spaces between them     Alyssa Yankwitt received an MFA from The City College of New York, where she teaches in the English department. She is […]


Three Poems by Jane Rosenberg LaForge

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September 2, 2014
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  Three Poems by Jane Rosenberg LaForge   Pre-Daphne Before my father turned me into a tree, I was fire, skin, and all the atomic numbers I coud not memorize because I had no intelligence or all my intelligence was in my feet. I was only feet, and hands, a trunk and fingers, and I […]


Three Poems by Ace Boggess

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September 2, 2014
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  Three Poems by Ace Boggess   “But What Can You Say to a Woman in Broad Daylight?” —Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country It’s tipping an invisible hat that speaks my endearment, then sidestepping, courteous as an invitation to dance while the right song plays. I note how she cradles a book in her arms, heavy: […]


Three Poems by Gale Acuff

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September 2, 2014
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  Three Poems by Gale Acuff Naughty If I die in Sunday School then I go to Heaven automatically, that’s what Miss Hooker told me, she’s my teacher so she ought to know but she added that I’d better not be thinking impure thoughts at the time of my demise, which means when I croak, […]


Two Poems by Frederico Prado

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September 2, 2014
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  Two Poems by Frederico Prado   Naturalisms: Artropoda I. Prologue Not a very well known fact: Every five years all insects reunite in the Great Assembly of Arthropods to discuss the future of our gardens. II. Act 1 The cry of the cicada melts the summer into liquid discomfort by unpleasant pools grasshoppers plan […]


Two Poems by Colin James

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September 2, 2014
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  Two Poems by Colin James   The Avid Mythologist  Thieves plague our neighborhood. They arrive in barely reliable vehicles or travel on foot down a first growth formalistic ravine. Coughing or laughing they carry themselves indifferently. Approached, they reach into their car for immediate things usually unfinished meals of any diversionary theme then climb […]


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