synapses like ice elude

in the quiet caliber

form and tone

from fractures, deliberate as

fragrance, each some daylight

hanging code

in brittle immunity, soft and


Larry Sawyer curates the Myopic Books reading series in Wicker Park, Chicago. His own published collections include: Poems for Peace (Structum Press), A Chaise Lounge in Hell (Aboveground Press), Tyrannosaurus Ant (Mother’s Milk Press), which was recently included in the Yale Collection of American Literature, and Disharmonium (Silver Wonder Press). His work was recently included in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (anthology, Cracked Slab Books, 2007). Larry also edits Milk Magazine (since 1998). His poetry and literary reviews have appeared in publications including The Chicago Tribune, Babel Fruit, Vanitas, Jacket, MiPoesias, The Prague Literary Review, Coconut, 88, Hunger, Exquisite Corpse, Court Green, The Miami Sun Post, Ygdrasil, Shampoo, Van Gogh’s Ear, and elsewhere.