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Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Pay Attention

06.30.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears Pay AttentionBy Cassie Premo Steele Chickadee in the birdfeeder–watches me as he gathers seeds, then takes them up into the tree, and thanks me with clicks and chirps. A woodpecker flies north, high, cracking his throat. And a cardinal boy zooms past, low to the grass, to the […]


Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Because I Am No Hummingbird

06.30.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, today's words by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears Because I Am No Hummingbird By John Sibley Williams This song I cannot sing, why do you keep falling into rivers? Why do you cross each border without me? Why don’t you climb from my mouth, already adapted to this world, calling all gravities together around you beneath […]


Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, The Waiting Songs

06.29.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, today's words by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears The Waiting Songs By Rae Spencer When my music, at last, is right The page will burst into flame And flicking tongues of fire Will sing along the ink In extinct languages Meaningless phrases Clamor in the pulp Until kindled in this fire Consumed into the demon chords […]


Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Sleep

06.28.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, today's words by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears Sleep By Nate Spears Music to my ears; the sound of sleep I’m so, so tired, Fired by rest, employed by tired Boom, boom, my heart beats; the noise it makes, It’s keeping me up, silence; I can’t sleep, shut up! A million thoughts a minute, keeping me […]


Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Original Composition

06.27.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears Original CompositionBy Julie Ellinger Hunt Waxed floor boards vibrate beneath a subwoofer. The loft apartment you left two days ago, still here, still making dance beats to an anthem you chose before you packed up boxes. Ages ago, I followed you here in the dark–just a neon sign […]


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