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  April 2019
volume 16 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Michelle Angelini
  luis cuauhtemoc berriozabal
  Jack G. Bowman
  Lynne Bronstein
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Anna Cates
  Beverly M. Collins
  Chella Courington
  David Flynn
  Paul Hellweg
  Glenn Ingersoll
  Scott C. Kaestner
  lalo kikiriki
  John Leonard
  Cynthia Linville
  Marieta Maglas
  Xavier McIves
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  bc petrakos
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
  David Scriven
  Megha Sood
  Terrence Sykes
  Perry Terrell
  Tim Tipton
  Davide Trame
  Roman Tunkel
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Glenn Ingersoll
April 2019



art by sonjaye maurya

    Glenn Ingersoll works for the public library in Berkeley, California where he hosts Clearly Meant, a reading and interview series. He has two chapbooks, City Walks (broken boulder) and Fact (Avantacular). He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read. Recent work has appeared in Bridge Eight, Smoky Blue Literary Review, Askew, and is forthcoming in Blue Unicorn.



Beautiful People, Beautiful Food

The beautiful people return with the beautiful dog food.
Naturally, says the commentator. Beautiful people, beautiful dog food.

But, I protest, don't dogs only care about love?
Frantic, I turn to the camera, look deep into it,

to where what I say, the shape of me, is broken apart
for the wire and then the air.

Hours after viewers on the East Coast have seen the beautiful people
returning with beautiful dog food,

heard the commentator's and my thoughts on the subject,

those on the West Coast will tune in,
watch the beautiful people with the beautiful dog food,

look at the commentator, assured and in his assumptions confirmed,
and me, bags under my eyes, on my forehead the sheen of obvious sweat.

copyright 2019 Glenn Ingersoll