Harp & Altar
POETRY
Cynthia Arrieu-King

Ana Božičević
from Depth Hoar

Matthew Klane
Unquiet Youth
The Autonomous University Is in Ruins

Michael O’Brien

Alejandra Pizarnik
translated by Jason Stumpf

Brett Price

Jared White
from Monarchies / Anarchisms

The Autonomous University Is in Ruins
Matthew Klane

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                 Nausea        Spikenard,

quince, oleander.

Kiss me on the mouth.

My jaw,

a sonnet of myrtle

swoon.

My maw

has no bottom.

 

 The Autonomous University            is in ruins.

Te amo,

croon of swampy

crocuses.

Te amo,

dizzy pompoms,

grandiloquent soliloquy,

riot police.

 

       Chamomile           I am a wounded quiver.

You—tambourine.

I feel swollen,

drubbed,

pistil-whipped.

You spy the sublime Fool.

 

Yours Truly,