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[1401 - 1500]

      for Hildegard

Peter J. Greico

Listen, you'll be hearing about Italy
where my handsome uncle Paul worked
for Washington. A genius, actually,
distinguished, intellectual, but he had
a dangerous habit. He whispered in Spanish,
apparently aware while walking, of what
the numbers were. Advanced Science published
a little noticed list in which unknown characters
became interested. I was nine, the size
& height for what was needed. Twice
I bore a direct approach, tender but willing.
At the station I remarked a priest
& demanded contact with the wounded.
We burst up the drive watching, putting
principles aside, & by then the affair
had truly grown active in august consequence.

Peter J. Greico is a poet, musician, and educator living in Buffalo, NY, his native city. For more information about his "At the Musarium" series of poems which draw on word frequency lists see

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ISSUE FOUR: Sell A Mystery

Jesse Nissim
   Entrance and Difference
   There was a bit of dust
      named Alana

Madeline Vardell
   swept up in silver & yellow

   An Imaginarian

Peter J. Greico
   [1401 - 1500]
   [11601 - 11700]
   [16901 - 17000]

KJ Hannah Greenberg
   Initially Thrilled to the Idea
       of Memories

Douglas Luman
   from Star/Formation

Vincent Toro
   MicroGod Schism Song

Rage Hezekiah

Natalya Sukhonos

Laurel Radzieski
   X and Y Axes of Charts
       Made About T's Lover
       (The Incident)

Jonathan Travelstead

Emily Strauss
   White Night Terror

Les Kay
   In the Basement of the Penal
       Colony, Version 2.3,
       Rimbaud Remembers