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Announcing the release of Issue 1, edited by Stephen McLaughlin and Jim Carpenter. Now available here as a 3,785-page PDF (3.9 MB).

SOURCE TEXT: Emily Dickinson, COMPLETE WORKS, and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

This issue features new poems by Nada Gordon, Evelyn Reilly, Julianna Mundim, Emmy Catedral, Enid Bagnold, Richard Siken, Stephen Ratcliffe, Michael Gottlieb, J
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Published October 2008 by For Godot
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Oct 06, 2008 Reb rated it liked it
Like most anthologies and journals, I only read my poems. My poem (page 761) was OK but I thought it could be better, so I rewrote it:

Owning the Nightprayer

Garblier than a cowlick, heartier than governance, more vacant than tipwoe. An entombed hark, a pinked hark, and unprobed hark of a muted voyage. Snare is no more bootied than therapy. Vacant meltfrown in a tingling horsewail, where tipthroe will ghost. Ghostlike a double. Deathlike a gift. There will be a frame, for splayed bangle. We will b
It seems that I am one of the few poets in this journal who has more than one of their poems appear. Or is that true? I go by neither "Mike Nicoloff" nor "Michael Nicholoff," so perhaps I have been excluded entirely. Bummer.
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Oct 07, 2008 Dusie Press rated it it was amazing
favorite poem in 'the anth' to date:

A new poem by Mina Loy!

Like an english
Inducing harm
Of recognition
Exclaiming ill-will
Our pensive attention
Of emphasis
Like a native bank
A startled wit
Our tropical despair
Like a glorious quickening
Dead and live
Like a material speech
In drowsiness
In drowsiness
A side
Like an English
Of fellowship
An English of Side
More english than an english
More english than an english
More english than a side
More english than an english
More english than an english

Mina Loy
Nov 17, 2008 Josh marked it as to-read
I enjoyed this prank a lot. I see that a lot of people are disappointed with the quality of the "work", but I think the medium is the message with ISSUE ONE. I don't think the poems are supposed to be any good. The size of ISSUE ONE seems to suggest that it is not really meant to be read entirely, but just enough for someone to find their name attached to an obviously computer generated poem and then react. Seems to have worked.
Oct 06, 2008 Rachel rated it it was ok
I didn't like it because "my" poem sucked.

However, kudos to those kids in Philly and New Jersey, they are marketing geniuses. All the poetic-philosophical vomiting going on about it is ha-ha funny.

It was a marketing ploy, people.
Apr 29, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Awesome prank! "Marketing ploy" misses the point, I think. So does "intervention" into anything. Seems like a funny smart prank to me, and isn't that something. More funny smart pranks!
Dec 03, 2008 Barry rated it liked it
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Oct 11, 2008 Bernadette rated it did not like it
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I don't even like my own poem. I must've been drunk when I wrote it because I don't understand it.
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All my favorite poets!
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