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The Inside Scoop, New and Selected Poems
Carlos Colón

The Inside Scoop, by Carlos Colón

Carlos Colón breaks this New and Selected collection up into four parts: Haiku, Eyeku, Structured Poetry, and Free Verse Poetry, taking us on an extended inventory of the different kinds of arrows, darts, bolts, and flechettes that should be in every poet’s bandolier. An excerpt:

Where I Wake Up

A dark room
except for the white light
shining on me
on the operating table.

the school yard,
over the fence,
through someone's house
and out the front door . . .
Whoever is chasing me
has lost the trail.

No shackles
on my ankles,
no more hound dogs
howling after me,
no memories
of prison-yard baseball
or selling secrets
for cigarettes.

The funny thing,
the funny thing
about it all
is the dream,
the dream
I never have,
the one where I wake up
from this nightmare.

—Carlos Colón

60 pages. $10, includes standard shipping within the Continental USA.


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Glory Glory, by Matthew Leavitt Brown
Traditions, by Michael Aro
Tickets for the Broken Year, by Dan Lewis
The Light That Shatters Darkness: Poems From the Spartan Mine, by David Bond
Finding Betty Crocker, by Amy Alexander
when the river is hungry, the river eats, by Tyrel Kessinger
Trouble Shooting, by Magdalena Sørensen
In the Dreamed of Places, by Julia Klatt Singer
Small Pomes for Average People, by B. Mason
The Hoax of Contagion, by Michael Leong
The Roman Alphabet In Its Original Contexts, by Karl Young
Third Ear, by Richard Kahn
Wear White And Grieve, by Jennifer Diskin
Forest Frottage, by John Martone
Some Mythology, by Jessica Breheny
Psychosis, by Steve Giasson
The Inside Scoop, New and Selected Poems, by Carlos Colón
Smoke And The South, by Peter G Res
Of Collocated Rhythms, by Felino A. Soriano
Regular Expressions: the facebook status update poems., by Jenny Hill
Watching the Windows Sleep, by Tantra Bensko
Variations on Ten Rounds, by Matthew S. Hinton
The Lost Shoe, by Martha Deed
The Goatfish Alphabet, by Kristen McHenry
Body Art, by Wendel Scutti
Open your I, by endwar
Illusions Delusions and Dreams, by Neil Ellman
Missed Preflections, Refracting Back, & Other Vectors of Days, by Kellar Wilson
Escaped Without Injury, by Carol Clark Williams
Outpost Entropy, by Candace Kaucher
No L, by Jennifer Hill
Roman Holiday, by Eileen R. Tabios
Two Poems, by Michael Aro