hooked through – poems – Sara Moore Wagner

hooked through
poems by Sara Moore Wagner
Five Oaks Press, 2017

to not die is what I mean. – {from} I Have No Love For Images

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It was snowing. My teeth had vanished. I held this, hooked through, by Sara Moore Wagner. I read it then

and heard it when it said that death won’t keep still

and believed it when it suggested that maybe a school of fish is the tattooed decoy of pain’s removal

and I prayed humanly when its verse prodded objectification to give gulf its weight in animal.

Wagner is a poet who brings to her language the gift of both legend and locality. Instead of gutting one story to stomach another, she foregoes image worship and rewrites the ghosted psalm.

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When we die, someone might
notice our grave and stare out
into the vastness – {from} Cattleheart Complex or Rebirth

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reflection by Barton Smock

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book is here:
Hooked Through–Sara Wagner

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