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heartbreak elopes into a kind of forgiving by gary lundy
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In his second is a rose press poetry collection, gary lundy continues honest deliberations on relationship, vulnerability, love, sexuality, and gender—transforming every day images into doorways to conscious and unconscious constructions of body, self, and world. His poems still seek out understanding, even while revealing the slipperiness of “truth.”
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there ought to be more words. to refract emotion.
a crime. to write smitten. to write illusion. as if in context love. to write distance. small breasts. to write in more than black and white film. more words like a specific pleasure. a voice take flight. land on a snow covered lilac branch. more notes to afford comfort. a mirror. a camera. long naked blond hair. a wind forces smoke back in lungs. black disappointments. to slide skin inside skin. to tongue the eyes touch. in a first time before. solitary. solitude envelops in white the cascading day. an other real noon. to write pretense. to write a self gives up. to write my life a part from here. displace death. there ought to be words. for joy only. disappear into the marginal lives. like homemade vegetable stew. unremarkable mark on the body print onto some horizon. horns gawk in the back row. key invented on some other piano. a cigarette at midnight. a stop as sudden as this.
—gary lundy, from heartbreak elopes into a kind of forgiving
gary lundy was a professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of Montana Western, in Dillon, Montana. He retired in 2011. Each July he is one of the instructors of the mandolin building class at Rocky Grass Academy, in Lyons, Colorado. He is the author of: this making i tore the sight from (Sweetbrier, 1996); lavish is say nothing like again (Blue Malady, 1997); to each other water cool and pure (Blue Malidy, 2003). His fourth chapbook, when voices detach themselves, was published in the fall of 2013 by is a rose press. He lives in Missoula, Montana.