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OCHO #6 (OCHO #6)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Featuring Lorna Dee Cervantes' poem "Shelling the Pecans" which won a Pushcart Prize. Also featuring poems by Lyn Lifshin, David Raphael Israel, Diego Quiros, Michael E. Carlton, Reyes Cardenas, John Korn, Zacahary Blessing, Michael Parker, Dan Coffey, Grace Cavalieri, Erica Fabri, and Adam Fieled.
11 pages
Published 2006 by Didi Menendez
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Oranges & Sardines by Bob HicokOranges & Sardines Issue 3, Winter 2008 by Lucille CliftonMipoesias by Emma TrellesAlchetry by Diego QuirosAmerican Flamingo by Suzanne Frischkorn
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Sep 27, 2008 Melissa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: True-blue lovers of poetry
Ocho #6 Should Have a Cult Following

Don't let the size (ten pages long) fool you, this issue is filled with poems by heavy hitters like Lorna Dee Cervantes (her poem Shelling the Pecans won a Pushcart Prize), Diego Quiros, Lyn Lifshin, Grace Cavalieri, and John Korn.

Ocho #6 is like an underground 'zine you would come across in a small bookstore. You would buy it because of the cover (the cover is hot!) and you would keep it because of the poems and because of the way the pages are numbered in S
This slim journal is a juicy little read, and it begins with poems by Lorna Dee Cervantes and Lyn Lifshin. "Shelling the Pecans," by Dee Cervantes, is a meditation on a domestic task that expands into a study of gender, passion and power. The poet stitches short declarative lines with more languid ones, such as the start of the second verse:

I put my hole into you, this notch
between the breasts, this discovery
and treason. Hembra a macho. Fixed.

The blend of the occasional Spanish word adds furthe
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