John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions and libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature. His latest books are The Sweating Lake, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017; and Olas Cursis, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2018. See more at www.johnmbennett.net.

mercurial license of body a
float inside the door your
outer ear fainter than a dis
tant boat clouded in as
h fingered lid chews

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The clanging of her necklace
made her eat a
bar of pine tar soap

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your antic flesh comes back
a pistol loaf of bread
the door blows open
hair and leaves

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Where the meat left the hat
without divots of gesture
slapping the pantry walls

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The dream of a lake surrounding a
lake is the dream of a fried egg
resting on your face; the dream of
the fried egg is the dream of a
fork swirling in the bottom of a

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hand last
your skin left
was
the wall not there

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the coil re
placed your eeyyee
was moment will
be muffled in a
sleep or mattress

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