Liz reading “Preliminary Orders” from Salient


PRELIMINARY ORDERS: Second Army, X Corps, 21st Division, 62nd Infantry Brigade, 1 October 1917 The two lead companies will advance as light as possible and thus will not carry shovels. Nothing superfluous will be taken. … Read More

Liz reading “Stand To” from Salient


Stand To Now that you have gone you are forbidden to tell me where you are. I live on Field Service Post Cards, reverie, and the belief that we are inviolable and eternal and matter. … Read More

Four Poems from SALIENT

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WWI Barbed Wire Trenches

        Since 2013 I have been working on SALIENT (forthcoming 2020), a long poem geographically centered in Belgian Flanders in late 1917, where the British Army fought the battle of Third Ypres, known … Read More

On Break with Laura Jensen

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Reverse-engineeering Girls on the Run, by John Ashbery, proceeds apace. I have been moving into new work by using the syntactical mechanisms present in GOTR, which enables narrative, addressee, time, and speaker to slide around. But yesterday I sought … Read More