Passages North - Matthew Schultz
Southchild Sundogged across the Barren Frontier where the Strange Horizons had a Rue Script Palette of Copper and Nickel. Unlost, they Perhappened upon a Wrongdoing Juke Joint on the Farside of Elsewhere. The Half Mystic / Full House was a Tinderbox. Broken Spire and Fractured Glass / sure signs of Versification. Orange Blush Thrush Waxwinged among Shoutflower and Hellebore. Pretty Owls hoot at the Indigo cat resting upon the Stanchion. Its [sub]liminal Meow Meow Pow Pow the harbinger of a Little Death. After the Pause, a Coffin Bell rang Five 2 One and The Rising Phoenix (Bandit of Lost Futures) Trampset, Unteathered, from Flypaper into the Indolent Wildness.
Matthew Schultz teaches Irish Studies and Creative Writing at Vassar College. He is the author of two novels: On Coventry and We, The Wanted. His recent poems appear in Rust + Moth, Glitchwords, and Sledgehammer Lit. His chapbook, Icaros, is forthcoming from ELJ Editions in May 2022.