Five Oaks Press

Nightmares of the Minor Poet–Lois Marie Harrod

In this playful collection, Lois Marie Harrod explores the trials and tribulations of the life of the “minor” poet.

How to Write a Blurb for that Minor Poet
Lois Marie Harrod

Remember like most lonely people,
every solitary needs a mate, an adjective
eloquent and wistful to celebrate
those moments of wonder and sadness
when radiant intimacies and flickering bonds
raise their Pythagorean cups and promotional tumblers
to immaculate craftsmanship and tensile language
bursting with flotsam and jetsam, foot and mouth,
lice and mange, wormwood and wooden tongue
from vowels blooming bold and tender, carbuncles
and consonants budding ecstatic, obsessive wounds.

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