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  April 2015
volume 12 number 1
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya
  Lynn Albanese
  Steven Alvarez
  Jonathan Beale
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jennifer Bradpiece
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Michael Aaron Casares
  Beverly M. Collins
  William Crawford
  Pijush Kanti Deb
  Elisabeth Adwin Edwards
  John Elison
  Emily Fernandez
  Jeanie Greensfelder
  John Grey
  David Herrle
  Sonika Jaggi
  Strider Marcus Jones
  Phillip Larrea
  Emma Lee
  Marieta Maglas
  Matt McGee
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Toti O'Brien
  Greg Patrick
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  April Salzano
  David Scriven
  LB Sedlacek
  Danielle Smith
  Jan Steckel
  Carl Stillwell
  Tim Tipton
  Philomena van Rijswijk
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
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Steven Alvarez
April 2015



photo by richard lee miller

    Steven Alvarez is Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of The Pocho Codex and The Xicano Genome, both published by Editorial Paroxismo. Follow him @chastitellez on Twitter and @stevenpaulalvarez on Instagram.




right now I'm
                  kinda messed stairs
                  below moon
up - us swimming in ourselves shells O
me now open Maroma[1]
all day
I hear here words & wind smooth sure
air full pure

let's break alas

I can call for the best of both sides that jive
I imagine the lives lied & living
I lived
      I did
                  I lied yeah I know it well

            I've swallowed multifarious meanings blurred[2]

melt a ring dear stars April

the sun shone down on us all today / baby / it sure shone down sure enough

& you sd I ain't no poet yo soy un libertine

& I sd stop it "you filthy bastard" you're touching my quit it

[1] andar en la Maroma

[2] thru semanspic mexsociations & referential illusions meaning approximations headressing socially precarious topics & eviluations

copyright 2015 Steven Alvarez