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Published: Sat Apr 15 2000
Wosene Worke Kosrof, The Inventor V (detail), 2022, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
A Small Number

So far, have managed, Not
Much. So far, a few fractures, a few factions, a Few
Friends. So far, a husband, a husbandry, Nothing
Too complex, so far, followed the Simple
Instructions. Read them twice. So far, memorized three Moments,
Buried a couple deaths, those turning faces. So far, two or Three
Sonnets. So far, some berrigan and Some
Keats. So far, a scanty list. So far, a dark wood. So far, Anti-
Thesis and then, maybe, a little thesis. So far, a small Number
Of emily’s letters. So far, tim not dead. So far, Matt
Not dead. So far, jim. So far, Love
And love, not so far. Not so love. So far, no-Hope.
So far, all face. So far, scrapped and scraped, but Not
With grace. So far, not Very.

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Olena Kalytiak Davis is the author of And Her Soul Out of Nothing and is currently working on a new manuscript in the Bay Area. (updated 2000)

Davis’s collection On the Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed was reviewed in AGNI Online by Kate Northrop. Her shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities was also reviewed in AGNI Online by Kristina Lucenko. And Her Soul Out of Nothing was reviewed in AGNI 48 by Andrew Zawacki.

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