Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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When I come home from my job at the airplane factory my front door
     has gone missing     A Red Cross worker is sitting on the bones of my couch
Realtors walk in without knocking     pin their cards to walls that can’t hold
     a paper’s weight     Jehovah’s Witnesses pray for better days with pamphlets
that flutter in the hallway     The Fire Marshal squawks into a walkie talkie
     Glaziers sweep away diamonds of broken glass     Contractors wrap the staircase
in yellow danger tape  My pearl necklace is glued to the bedroom carpet  One perfect shoe
     peeks out from my drowning mattress    its patent-leather mate swims in watery ashes
Books are charred on the verso page    stories continue on the right side
     Animal Control carry out my darlings shrouded in grandma’s wedding quilt
Smoke finds a home in my headache     Hot walls melt the snow falling in the kitchen
     Birds circle the ceiling

 

 
Poetry is what Vicki Iorio does. Poetry is how she sees the world. Everything in her life goes into the poetry stew.   It's all there, it's a process, an issue and like they say, it's complicated. You can read Iorio’s work on line and in print publications such as Hell strung and Crooked, Great Weather for Media Anthology, I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, The San Pedro Review, The Mom Egg, Crack the Spine and Hysteria. Poems from the Dirty Couch is Iorio’s first full length collection. Her chapbook, Send Me a Letter, will be published by dancing girl press in the spring of 2016.

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