Original cover art & design by Gee Wong.
Poems written in collaboration between Kevin McLellan and fifteen women poets: Nellie Bellows, Carrie Bennett, Jessica Bozek, Connie Donovan, Andrea Dulberger, Rebecca Griffin, Kate Faragher Houghton, Karen Lepri, Pelle Lowe, Diana McLellan, Caroline Mercurio, Sue Nacey, Heather Overby, Judi Silverman, and Cheryl Clark Vermeulen.
Published: March 15, 2010 [125 copies]
Second printing: May, 2010 [100 copies]
Kevin McLellan has recent or forthcoming poems in journals including: Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Hunger Mountain, Interim, Southern Humanities Review and others. He is an MFA graduate of Vermont College and teaches creative writing at the University of Rhode Island (Providence). Kevin lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A smack of jellyfish gelatinizes
the beach: man-o-war
blue bottles pop from hot
sand: tide churns these alien
bodies: we wonder why we
gather and destruct: category 4
of shellfish: gulls slope
above a shanty where
a lone red-faced man
with tarred feet collects sand
dollars: the shrimp boat
he watches is being lifted
by thousands of wings: how
we can release ourselves:
[co-written with Nellie Bellows]
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More poems online by Kevin McLellan:
- “Apparition Street” & “To Forest Hills Station” (with audio) at Drunken Boat
- “i forgot about our emergency exit”; “the ceremony”; “these rooms” at arch literary journal
- “Oracles” at Exquisite Corpse
- “untitled” at 42opus
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