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Notes II (from The Dream of Gravity)

Mark Povinelli


Please, My Missive: Unscrew the locks from the
doors!/Unscrew the doors themselves from their
jambs!, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass; Epigraph,
Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Confetti Gun Explosion: A “confetti gun” he made
exploded…, Alan Feuer, Building a better Apocalypse,
The New York Times

Commerce: beautiful soup, Lewis Carroll, Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland

A Delay: A Delay, Marcel Duchamp, The Green Box

Humanity: fiery furnace, William Blake, America a

Knockout: mule had the blind stagers, American Folk
Song, Traditional

Confessional: Silly Season, Robert Heinlein, The Year of
the Jackpot

Starvation: Muscarol, Edmund Spenser, Muiopotmos: or
The Fate of the Butterflie.

Vatican Call: confection of the visual, Edward R. Tufte,
Visual Explanation

Lost Wax: Étant donnés, Marcel Duchamp,
Étant donnés: 1.La chute d'eau. 2. Le gaz
d'e'clairage; the wolf shall live with the lamb,

Dead Sea Scroll #4Q57

Mark Povinelli was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Syracuse University. He is the author of Hunting for Box Turtles, Disconnections, and Gram Water, an exploration of image as verse.

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ISSUE THREE: Alertly Messy

Kelly Nelson
   My Uncle at Nineteen
   His Mother Writes
      the Warden, 1955

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   Funny How Time Slips Away
   Not Fade Away

Jacqueline Jules
   Obsolete Angers

J. Bradley
   Yelp Review:
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   Yelp Review:
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Amy Schriebman Walter
   Hope in a Yellow Dress

Miho Kinnas

Mark Povinelli
   Notes I
   Notes II

Kenneth Nichols
   The Best Writers
     Bombed the SAT

John Patsynski
   The Money Weapon

Aileen Bassis
   Pellucid Musing

Travis Macdonald
   When the Map's Crease
      Becomes an Axis
      and Detaches

Kris Hall
   Pyromanian I
   Pyromanian II

Claire Scott
   Harbor Lights

Elizabeth Kate Switaj
   Poseidon's Canto