Mark DuCharme

Mark DuCharme

Mark DuCharme’s recent books of poetry include We, the Monstrous: Script for an Unrealizable Film (The Operating System, 2018), The Unfinished: Books I-VI (BlazeVox, 2013) and Answer (BlazeVox, 2011). Counter Fluencies 1-20 appeared as part of the print journal The Lune (2017), and other work is recent in Caliban Online, Colorado Review, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, Ethel, Human Repair Kit, New American Writing, Word/ for Word and Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press, 2019). He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Mark recommends the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Listen, everyone has a voice, a voice that carries what you mean & what you do not think you meant & what you did not think you meant to do but did anyway. A voice that follows in the night. That deflects & is deflected by us/you.

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We have ceased to be
Ourselves
        We go on being beings
Not selves or wholes
                Wholes with holes in them

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