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Route 7 Review

Issue #  2015


The owl in the flashing beam is not the one that loosed a feather in the river path, that spelled the scarcely hidden summons in the trees. My hand concatenates a swirl in the dust, I nuzzle dark birds that will not leave my shoulders. At the river in the morning I feed the granite boulder with an apple core, my eyes pour out their salty light. At the top of the path where mountain mint was, and the berries feeding grouse, Ambrose stood and knotted the round-headed snake in the night. He pointed its head toward the yellow walls, the soft sleeping truncheons of your marrow. Then he was gone.

Theodore Worozbyt’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology, New England Review, Po&sie, Poetry, Sentence, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly Online and Quarterly West. He has published two books of poetry, The Dauber Wings (Dream Horse Press, 2006) and Letters of Transit, which won the 2007 Juniper Prize (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2008). A third full length collection, Tuesday Marriage Death, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press. Impossible Objects appears in the inaugural issue of The Chapbook. His newest chapbook, The City of Leaving and Forgetting, appears in Country Music.




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