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In his ninth full-length collection, Paul Hostovsky serves up his usual unusual fare of graceful, musical, accessible language sauced with humor and tenderness in poems about love and sex, exes and whys, lost socks, lost erections, lost youth, deaf people and dentists and kazoos—with lots of ars poeticas sprinkled throughout and a philosophical cavy hopping into more than ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by FutureCycle Press
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OUT OF PLACE

When I see my dentist
in his baseball cap and sneakers
walking down the street like a regular guy

without a probe or excavator
or tiny round mirror in his hand,
no rubber gloves, no hygienist

sitting attentively across from him
anticipating his needs and my needs,
no tasteful prints on the wall,

no Muzak in the ceiling,
no adjustable overhead light—
just the sun shining down on both of us,

and him too far away for me to
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