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Tickets for the Broken Year
Dan Lewis

Tickets for the Broken Year, by Dan Lewis

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Dan Lewis sets us spinning with a collection of prose poems that read like the bursts of clear coming through the ether from a reporter who has just landed in a dream someone else was having. Never surreal but never quite real, either. An excerpt:

Landscape With Coin

A Mexican farmer appears on the horizon. You rummage in your pockets for meaning, but there is nothing here to be understood. The strategists—the writers of the ads and speeches—are off playing poker with the queen. Someone has kicked in the television screen; useless as a door, it sits in the ditch, gathering flies. The child is eating a bowl of marbles; he looks at you with vacant eyes. The barber, grinning, taps a razor against the red white and blue pole and utters a single word: “relevance.” Although you cannot see them, you are certain that the field is filled with crows.

—Dan Lewis

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


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