[Realpoetik] W.M. Lobko
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Sun Jul 22 16:25:11 PDT 2012
Photograph me staring at
the photograph my brother
snapped of himself on a glacier
before blasting a hole in his throat.
Hang beside it the postcard
of an old west town sign
announcing I’m in Surprise:
Population, 1. The moment
I realize no one cares if there’s
a body of work about him,
college kids in Oslo will find
a way to visualize the invisible
webbing of wi-fi signals by slowly
walking a rod with mounted strobes
over the snow, the bitmapped
landscape overexposed, unreal.
*W. M. Lobko*’s poems, interviews, & reviews have appeared in numerous
journals, including *Kenyon Review *Online, *Sixth Finch*, *Hunger
Mountain, & Boston Review*. New work is forthcoming in *Slice *Magazine.
His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His MFA is from the
University of Oregon, & his home is New York City, where work on his poetry
manuscript *Kin Anthem *and his novel *The Quick Brown Fox* doggedly
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