Oliver Rice


Colette said the language
    was difficult because
       of the adjectives.

De Gaulle said
    it was because
       of the verbs.

No, no, says the magistrate’s niece.
    Because of the odor of the night
       and the gargoyle’s song.

Oliver Rice has received the Theodore Roethke Prize and twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies in the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Austria, Turkey, and India. His book, On Consenting to Be a Man, has been introduced by Cyberwit, a diversified publishing house in the cultural capital Allahabad, India, and is available on Amazon.

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