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John J. Trause

Accident

Our safe word was “more.”

John J. Trause, a librarian, scholar, and author of five books of poetry and one of parody, is also the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site.

John J. Trause

On Being Bored to Distraction by a Well-Connected But Boring Poet at a Reading of Her Boring Poems About Her Experiences in Greece That Sound Like Everyone Else’s Boring Poems About One’s Experiences in Greece

I want to scream in Greek.

John J. Trause, a librarian, scholar, and author of five books of poetry and one of parody, is also the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site.

John J. Trause

Victoria’s Secret

She wears men’s underwear.

John J. Trause, a librarian, scholar, and author of five books of poetry and one of parody, is also the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site.

Mark Seidl

The Landlord’s Statement

It got so you
couldn’t name
the killer
without someone
else naming
the killer next
door.

Mark Seidl is a writer and rare-books librarian based in Upstate New York.

William Cullen, Jr.

Standing by Your Grave
on Your Birthday

How noisy birth is with the new born bawling
as if it already had a foreboding
of a quiet place where the grass is always cut
and the leaves are always raked away
so one could read its name
and its birth date as clearly
as one could
through tears of rage.

The author’s poetry has appeared in *82Review, Allegro Poetry, Concis, Right Hand Pointing, Star*Line and previously in One Sentence Poems.

H. Edgar Hix

Divine Providence

Before you condemn Noah for incompetence,
consider that
you’ve never actually smelled unicorn farts.

H. Edgar Hix is still in a state of shock and trying to discover what the state bird is.