By Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Drawing from the work of Susan Rothenberg, Gwyneth Scally, and Eric Fischl in addition to from the images of Allison Maletz, Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s Lug Your Careless physique out of the cautious Dusk is a book-length poem written in small fragments. produced from seven sections, the poem is shaped as a lot via the poet’s travels via Turkey, the Baltics, and jap Europe because it is by means of the flicks of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and invoice Morrison. The painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are the following along whispers of Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens. Lug Your Careless physique out of the cautious Dusk is a publication of cinematic pictures and fragments, of small tales overheard and speedy deserted, of hidden letters and make contact with cubicles, and of ghosts who go back with questions. Born and raised in Seattle’s Haller Lake neighborhood, Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the writer of 1 different publication of poetry, Suspension of a mystery in deserted Rooms, and the chapbook A Ghost as King of the Rabbits. He holds an MFA from the college of Arizona and an MA in movie reports from college collage Dublin. almost immediately he lives in Denver, Colorado, the place he's pursuing his doctorate in English and inventive writing and finishing his first movie.

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46 *** My clumsy oar work cuts gills into the lake as I row out beyond morning’s bleached pond murk. A duck perched on the oar, proof of my absence. *** Really it’s proof of my never having been there at all. *** The late afternoon wind in my eye unspools another song & the sweat of its music rubs open a blister on the edge of my palm. You, anonymous. Me too until we also become bodies. Un-vanishing & vanishing back. The trick of ______ like my mouth on your mouth. Hello, skeleton. Hello, lawnmower.

Somebody did, thick bootsteps in the bee mud, a dog dead & carefully scooped away Sunday’s grass heap cuttings & left the animal to beetles. Carefully scooped lumps of grass back over & it was perfect almost. Until my brother sneaking to meet a girl heard the raccoons grunting like seals, pawing the dog’s stiff leg out. My brother with a white Bic lighter. Raccoon scatter, autumn & count until forever, then you are done. 25 *** Couldn’t you see the ending before it unraveled you? Would you mind lying down first?

22 Of Bird, String, & Dragging Fables *** In the apple orchard, dragged— Well . . somebody did, thick bootsteps in the bee mud, a dog dead & carefully scooped away Sunday’s grass heap cuttings & left the animal to beetles. Carefully scooped lumps of grass back over & it was perfect almost. Until my brother sneaking to meet a girl heard the raccoons grunting like seals, pawing the dog’s stiff leg out. My brother with a white Bic lighter. Raccoon scatter, autumn & count until forever, then you are done.

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