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Robert Arthur Reeves

Grade A: medicines

May 15, 2016

Written in Albuquerque (Mesa SE), March 2000:  addressed to Lisa Gill, more or less.  Anyway, the poem originated from a conversation we had about the relative effectiveness of alcohol and prescription drugs.  Published in my books The Closed Shrine and Wings of the Gray Moon.



I know these bottles I drink from

disappear in the rain

& when it’s sunny all they do is

cling to the wall & hiss


but those pills you take

contain only bone

make you tick like a clock

& boom like a clock tower

plow the yellow ground apart

& follow you into black houses


I know these bottles

make me stumble sooner or later

& it’s only accidental

if the stumbles are ever steps


but those pills of yours

wait on nightfall streetcorners

freezing without a good coat

& desperately wishing

everyone who goes by

will be you


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Reading John Keats is like eating fruitcake:  something that should be done sparingly, at holidays, but with an aim to savoring.  That language is capable…

Grade A: singing iron

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Written in Albuquerque (Mesa SE), February 2000.  I got accused of displacing the Indo-Europeans or somebody to the beginning of the Iron Age;  but the…

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I admit to being a James Joyce fan, in the original sense of fanatic, since my teens.  On the basis of Joyce’s minuscule Collected Poems,…

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Sari Krosinsky

Reading on 4/23, Releasing New Chapbook with Poems from the Locked Ward

April 17, 2016

Cover image for the chapbook "Call Me Crazy"
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I'm reading at Los Griegos Library this Saturday (details below), and I'll be giving away a limited number of zine-style copies of my new chapbook, "Call Me Crazy," which deals with my three stints (so far) on a psychiatric ward in 2012 and 2013. Click here to download the ebook version. I'll also read from "Courting Hunger," "A God's Life," "god-chaser" and a few favorite poets.

More details about the reading:

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Los Griegos Library (map) with a round robin open mic on Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon. This month's host and featured reader is Sari Krosinsky.

Sari is a writer, artist, Maude activist, and novice gamemaker. Ze has written three books of poetry and publishes Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry, fiction and art. Sari lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with zir partner, Robert Arthur Reeves.

This is the final reading in a monthly series at Los Griegos Library that began during National Poetry Month 2015. Participants are invited to remain at the end of the reading to discuss the possibility of continuing the series at another venue.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook or Meetup.

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