FALL 2009

Mario Petrucci


.breaths when you
sleep is neither
you nor you

sleeping but
something ships
do darker & deeper

than night they find
themselves in

at the turn
the balanced in
-stant when prow

hangs & world
could go

next swell or
under as i ballast

you unseen &
hold this


what happens between is an extract from Mario Petrucci's "i tulips sequence" (due with Enitharmon Press, 2010). Already endorsed on both sides of the Pond (Roy Fisher and Bill Berkson), and informed as much by Rilke as by Stevens and Black Mountain, this 600-strong sequence has been praised for projecting a fiercely original lyricism through the most tenderly realized immediacies. Petrucci is a multi-award-winning poet, essayist, critic and scientist, "a major voice in contemporary British poetry" (Waterloo Press). [www.mariopetrucci.com]




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