Address by Willis, Elizabeth

By Willis, Elizabeth

Tackle attracts us into seen and invisible architectures, into acts of intimate and public deal with. those poems are centred, polyvocal, and sharply conscious of acts of illustration; they take individually their politics and within the method demonstrate anything concerning the approach civic constructions inhabit the mind's eye. toxic crops, witches, anthems, bees—beneath their floor, we glimpse the fragility of our founding, republican aspirations and witness a disintegrating panorama artfully reworked. If a poem can function one of those astrolabe, measuring distances either cosmic and fast, temporal and actual, it does so through inventive, nonlinear potential. right here, prior and current have interaction in acts of mutual interrogation and critique, and inside of this dynamic Willis’s poetry is without delay complexly authoritative and looking out: “so starts off our legislation.”

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I prefer to be shot from the lower right when speaking to a male interlocutor. I prefer to be considered a serious fox by those who can ignore my network affiliations. Sooner or later I’ll be sliding to the other side. I’ll be in the Senate like a tongue in a bottle. I have never attempted to take responsibility for the space shuttle’s successful lunch, though I am a firm advocate of low-carb monosyllabic government and have committed adultery with unemployment figures and have enjoyed a pun or two of my own.

Martha Corey, Mary Easty, Alice Parker, and Mary Parker were hanged on September 22nd. A family in reduced circumstances may resort to witchcraft in order to procure food. A family of witches will put off a bad smell like that of wild animals. Bridget Bishop, Martha Carrier, George Jacobs, John Proctor, and John Willard were hardcore Salem gothic witches. Kate, Leah, and Maggie Fox were professional upstate rapping witches.

Hearing my name in it as Alice loved the hand that pushed her down the hole just that much The forest-broker’s dream: a hell-shook bell Her piece of rock: a gloss upon the dailies Welcome to the game, little duck All you have to do is dash to the other side 24 ) ) ) th e oldest garden in the world Something drives out from the fate I was hungry for A body that fulfills its face carries into day what fades behind it In Natural History Sophocles loved Asphodel, but Asphodel loved William Carlos Williams as hyacinth loved France, and honey loves a toothache Is that a crime or just a form of currency like big tobacco moving on with shady radar over our greenery?

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