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  August 2008
volume 6 number 2
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  Zack Anderson
  Lori Anderson-Moseman
  Hakim Bellamy
  Ralph-Michael Chiaia
  Benjamin Crowley
  Iris Dan
  Clint Frakes
  Ulrike Gerbig
  Rhoda Greenstone
  Kenneth Gurney
  Thea Iberall
  Marie Lecrivain
  Laura LeHew
  Jessica Lopez
  David McLean
  A.J. Morelli
  Dave Nordling
  Shannon Prince
  Brian Redfern
  Peter Schwartz
  Sondra L. Scott
  Anthony Seidman
  Oleg Semonov
  Bruce Stirling
  The Unarmed Man
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Martin Willitts, Jr
  Seth Woolf
  Julie Yi
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Zack Anderson
August 2008



art by julian ellis

    Born during the height of the Reagan years, Zack Anderson faced a stark contrast in his formative years; the peaceful idealism of grown-up hippie parents clashed with the violent realism of late 20th-century urban AmeriKKKa. Public school free lunch and the cheap baggies of weed available in the open-air drug market of South Minneapolis fed an addiction to the system that can only be sated by the masturbatory glee of writing pretentious poetry and the cleansing feeling of a good morning-time vomit.




What is the difference
Between cigarette smoke
That is burning from the cigarette
And smoke that you
Have exhaled?

I leave parts of me
Strewn about the ground
And in the air
My essence clings to wafts
Of blue colloidal poison.

What is it called
When you know something kills you
But you do it anyway?
I think the Greeks had a word
But I can't think of what it is.

copyright 2008 Zack Anderson