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May 22, 2017 / barton smock

theaters of removal

I have for appetite a pair of scissors and for despair a silent vase. I have a louse like a flower and a crush on a doll. I take my meals with a three-shouldered angel. the head of my abstract dog is highchair real. food is a ghost. I rake the hair.

May 22, 2017 / barton smock

the outright sadness of his vanished physique

far be it from me
to stir
the madness
of fish.

age allows that we are younger for god.

sleep
is a shadow’s
bookmark.

May 20, 2017 / barton smock

gutless data

it is always a neighbor of ours tries to schedule amnesia and gets put down for suicide. it is always me on a farm machine hasn’t moved in years writing a poem for mom. it is never a mediocre ventriloquist marries a better.

May 20, 2017 / barton smock

straying

mom takes photos of things we are near.

a piece of gum that won’t bleed.
a plastic bag from the head of a carousel horse.
the circle’s dark past.

May 19, 2017 / barton smock

{of}

eating the animal back to life
10.00
315 pages
published July 2015

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earth is part earth and there’s a hole in the sound I made you from
9.00
98 pages
published December 2015

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MOON tattoo
9.00
114 pages
published March 2016

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infant*cinema, Dink Press, April 2016
6.00 (first non self-published work)

http://dinkpress.bigcartel.com/product/infant-cinema-by-barton-smock

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shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner (& other poems)
7.00
114 pages
published June 2016

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FOUR
12.00
340 pages
published June 2016

~ this is a combined publication of these four collections: earth is part earth and there’s a hole in the sound I made you from / MOON tattoo / infant*cinema / shuteye in the land of the sacred commoner [& other poems] ~

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depictions of reentry
9.00
146 pages
published August 2016

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hick lore rabbit hole
9.00
124 pages
published October 2016

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pictures of god don’t sell
12.00
378 pages
published December 2016

(newer poems and poems selected from eating the animal back to life, as well as collections depictions of reentry and hick lore rabbit hole in full)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/barton-smock/pictures-of-god-dont-sell/paperback/product-22977531.html

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surprise for me a crow
8.00
104 pages
published January 2017

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name calling
9.00
110 pages
published March 2017

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youtube channel readings:

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May 19, 2017 / barton smock

unrisen

this oven
this chapel
of the television’s
right
to privacy…

which paw
for mom’s
mosquito
bread

May 18, 2017 / barton smock

a memory

I roll from my mother
my father
sketching
the ghost
of a stone