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November 8, 2016 / barton smock


hey all, the first five people to email me at or contact me on facebook will receive a hard copy of my newest self published collection, [hick lore rabbit hole]

the subject line or the body of the email, or both, should include some variation of ‘fuck off’

some poems from the collection are below:


we know he’s sick. ya body, ya body.

an angel of nonsense, this dying…

to memorize…

/ I will say to the maker of doors

your mother
gave birth
standing up



sex, make your face.

my father returned a clock
fell from
a birthmark…

deaf as a housefire
my brother was raped
in two
tents, he pulled our mom

from a clown car
a tornado
in hell



I burn
for dreaming

/ forgiveness

you empty


[circa (ix)]

at a therapy session
for those
to dream
I am handcuffed
to my mother
whose imaginary
has lice

a baby born with a wig
rattles on
about sleep

death’s eyepatch


[circa (xxiii)]

hunger is a clock devoured by worship

the rabbit hole


* book is available here:

** preview on site is book entire

*** currently, Lulu is offering 15% off all print books with coupon code of READSAVE15


I read some poems, quietly, from it…here:


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