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February 7, 2020 / barton smock

{ an old idea one had of stars, poems, February 2020 }

an old idea one had of stars
POEMS
58 pages
February 2020

privately self published collection
by Barton Smock

PDFs available for free
free hard copy for those interested in reviewing

8.00
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

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February 6, 2020 / barton smock

afternotes

you die
in this poem
so often
by my
unwrapped
hand
that god
promises
to salt
them less
the tornadoes

February 5, 2020 / barton smock

from ( diets of the resurrected )

Perhaps, in another past, she cares for those beasts removed by God from the path of her loneliness. And maybe it was there you listened for her supplier’s footsteps

when it was lost in the move the empty bird of your faith

February 4, 2020 / barton smock

from ( diets of the resurrected )

Ohio math:

If born, your baby has given your name to God. If not, not so fast, your baby has a sister who has two sisters and together they eat what can only be described as a chameleon abandoned by its ghost. Here are things to keep apart: My understanding of musicals and my brother’s of bulimia. He and hymn.

February 4, 2020 / barton smock

available work and some might still say

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privately self published work:

Animal Masks On the Floor of the Ocean, 124 pages, 10.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

MOTHERLINGS, 52 pages, 4.00
poems, June 2019
can be purchased via paypal (bartsmock@gmail.com)
or Venmo @Barton-Smock-1

*be sure to include your mailing address in the comments of the order. any questions can be directed to bartsmock@gmail.com

PDFs free upon request.

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praise for previous work:

The work of Barton Smock, a prolific mid-western poet, modifies the meaning of Christian Wiman’s idea in that it seeks unceasingly for the spaces between those ‘annihilative silence[s]’ that would pursue us, and for the watchful reader opens some door into human experience in a way that is at once intensely personal and detached. Through the manipulation of both common and cerebral language Smock’s poems maintain a dance between the familiar and the unspeakable. They act…

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February 4, 2020 / barton smock

from ( diets of the resurrected )

Baby Teeth, Ohio:

I have
in the rain
long hair
like your mother

February 3, 2020 / barton smock

from ( diets of the resurrected )

Moods for bloodflow:

The skin listens to itself pray.

I am never more than a peephole
taller
than my brother.

Overheard in god’s pharmacy
(that’s
gonna leave
a star