Today's poem is "Love is When a Boat is Built From All the Eyelashes in the Ocean"
from Scary, No Scary

Black Ocean

Zachary Schomburg is the author of The Man Suit (Black Ocean 2007) and the forthcoming Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 2009). His Russian translations of Andrei Sen-Senkov are in Jacket, Harp & Altar, Circumference and Mantis. His collaborations with Emily Kendal Frey are in jubilat, Sir!, Anti-, and Mary. Some of his poem films are at Dear Camera and the rest can be viewed at Vimeo. He teaches film, literature, and writing at Portland State University and Portland Community College. With Mathias Svalina, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books.

Other poems by Zachary Schomburg in Verse Daily:

Books by Zachary Schomburg:

Other poems on the web by Zachary Schomburg:
Two poems
Two poems
"Islands in the Black Night"
Seven poems
Two poems
"This is a Night of Evenly Spaced-Out Escalators"
"The Nothing and the Inappropriate Cartwheel"
"Far from Marlene"
"Telephones II"
"Telephones III"
"Scary, No Scary"
Three poems
"January Monster"
Four poems
"I Was Set Free By Fireballs"

Zachary Schomburg's Web site.

About Scary, No Scary:

"Scary, No Scary navigates a post-apocalyptic dreadscape teeming with dazzling mutants—two-hearted wolves, bears with no legs—each poem a makeshift shack in a forest where ‘the trees / are blood-stained / and look like old / gigantic leg bones.’ Here, nature is a diffuse monster, eradicating all our human effort to unyoke ourselves from a horror to which we are woefully fused. Sight and blindness are permanently amalgamated, wed across taught lines that are ‘part-wolf / part farm-accident.’ The souls of these poems have been put into them backwards. They unapologetically wear their wings on their chest, and all your hungry reading will not ‘push / those wings / through / to the other side.’"
—Lara Glenum

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