Vagrant (One) in Thin Air

Karen Garthe

collage work by t thilleman

 

ISBN  978-1-949966-83-1         96 pages         $40.00

 

            vagrant one in thin air

            fathom trinket rummaging parabolas

            drift kissing the circus of panic you step in

            the wound

            shrine filigree

 

                                     flyball over the moat

           Well, there you go    shimmering

 

Karen Garthe is author of frayed escort (winner of the 2005 Colorado Prize), The Banjo Clock (University of California Press, 2012) and a chapbook Café between wars (Red Glass Books, 2014). Her poetry and essays appear in numerous print and online journals. She lives in New York City.

t thilleman is the author of some 30 books of poetry and prose, including Three Sea Monsters (Our History of Whose Image) in which journal entries and poetic sequences investigate the legacy of Pound’s redactions to Fenollosa’s original manuscript version of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; Snailhorn (fragments), a 360 poem cycle utilizing vedic transitions in celestial to allegorical articulation; and a novel Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen. His literary essay/memoir, Blasted Tower, was issued by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck in 2013. The Special Body, a second work of literary comment by Rain Mountain Press (2016). Anatomical Sketches, the first section of a longpoem in meditation anent paleontology / archaeology, is published by Madhat (2019).    conchwoman.com.