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April 18, 2018 / barton smock

toying with object permanence in kidnapper’s invisible world

to unfossil
the mourned
we believe
on the wrist
(we don’t)
the last
to experience
déjà vu

April 18, 2018 / barton smock


recent contributors at {isacoustic*}:

Michelle Bermudez
person Michelle Bermudez, two poems

Lydia Renfro
person Lydia Renfro, two poems

Clara Burghelea
person Clara Burghelea, one poem

Chris Shorne
person Chris Shorne, two poems

Holly Lyn Walrath
person Holly Lyn Walrath, one poem


reflection on Gillian Prew’s ~Three Colours Grief~ at {isacoustic*}:

Three Colours Grief – poems – Gillian Prew

reflection on Melissa Atkinson Mercer’s ~ghost exhibit~ at {isacoustic*}:

ghost exhibit – poems – Melissa Atkinson Mercer


volume third of {isacoustic*}:
{isacoustic*, volume third, April 2018}


note concerning private publication at {isacoustic*}:
{note * barton smock}

April 17, 2018 / barton smock

musics, other

palm, father’s

of disappearing

our goldfish

April 17, 2018 / barton smock

wrist musics (ix)

the private sobbing of my mother’s hair
how much
did you hear

you death, you hoarder of sick days

if I wheel / my son / do dog
walkers pray

April 17, 2018 / barton smock

{reflection on Melissa Atkinson Mercer’s ~ghost exhibit~ at isacoustic*}

ghost exhibit – poems – Melissa Atkinson Mercer

April 17, 2018 / barton smock


thru April 19th, Lulu is offering 20% off all print books with coupon code of TWENTY18

poetry collections, mine, self-published, are here:


private publications are available via paypal ( or, as such:

chapbook, [BASILISK], 64 pages $5.00
(Feb 2017)

chapbook, [the accepted field], 84 pages $5.00
(May 2017)

chapbook, [in this life another is you], 64 pages $3.00
(Oct 2017)


PDFs of some collections available at gumroad:

call for submissions:



I have privately published a work of mine consisting of 60 poems that I am calling {mood piece for baby blur}, and am making it available to anyone making a 5.00 or more donation to my poetry journal {isacoustic*}

{mood piece for baby blur} will not be made available in any form but this one.

donation can be made, here:

be sure to provide a physical address, to include your name, for the send.

You can check out {isacoustic*}, here:

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April 16, 2018 / barton smock

being alone went by so fast

we have in my city a museum just like this. I, too, am private and have lost an unabsorbed child. I am,

inventory, very motherly.

this one-man radio show about a father looking for his mouth. this tornado.

my first owl was a bee-loving tick. my first milk
was jigsaw

milk. being alone went by so fast.