Ian Ganassi

Ian Ganassi's poetry, prose and translations have appeared in over 100 journals, including New American Writing, The Yale Review, and New England Review. Recent news includes poems in, and forthcoming in, The American Journal of Poetry, BlazeVOX and Clockwise cat. His poetry collection Mean Numbers was published in September of 2016. Selected images from an ongoing collaboration with painter Laura Bell can be viewed at www.thecorpses.com.

He couldn’t say that he
Couldn’t say that he couldn’t
Wish for a kinder father.
What could he say, faced
With those sorts of choices?

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Helen of Troy will die,
But Helen of Colorado never.

Counter clerks and soda jerks
Populated the old days. Remember
Woolworth’s? I do, but barely.

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