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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flicker Vertigo

A parable unreels in air made luminous
with silver nitrate and dust. Glint struck
off a propeller tells a story begun
far from here.

Contrails corkscrew toward animals
cringing in their furs like dowagers
in a bad neighborhood. Two old pilots
play chess in the park, hearing aids off,
cataract eyes unable to track disturbances
in the air of newsreel memories.

In their wars, charged images flicked past
too fast to register. Information received
at 15 spins/second condenses thought
to pudding, ricochets off the exits
and perpetual threat of fire.    

Under a corrugated sky, wounds still bloom;
where there is a pounding in the temple,
fistfuls of summer poppies push through
the scarred gray crust of winter.

-- first pubbed in Cranky

Monday, November 17, 2014

Carla Sarett's Blog

Thanks to Carla Sarett for inviting me to her blog today, to share a list of my favorite mathematical literary books. Let me tell you a bit about Carla.
She is a Ph.D. and calls herself a refugee from academia, who has worked as a media researcher for over twenty years, specializing in TV, publishing and film and has published on new media and market research issues.  She began writing short fiction in 2010, creating witty characters readers come to know through their stories. She is well published, with work in literary magazines such as Linnet’s Wings, Blue Lyra Review, Danse Macabre, and Red Fez. You can find several of her story collections on her Amazon Author Page.  She regularly interviews writers on her blog, and has the best questions for them.I should know!  Follow her. She keeps things hopping.

Saturday, November 15, 2014