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Joseph Lisowski
Joseph Lisowski

Location: Erie, PA
Publications: Stirring V2:E3, V2:E4
Books: Near the narcotic sea, poems of the Caribbean, Caribbean Perspectives : The Social Structure of a Region (Caribbean Perspectives, Vol 1), Environment and Labor in the Caribbean (Caribbean Perspectives, Vol. 2), The Brushwood Gate, translations of T'ang Dynasty poet Wang Wei, Spring Street Blues, poems of penitentiary life
Other: Poetry Editor of New Works Review


My daughter is dead
again in my arms.
I touch the cold
that is not she.
Nothing comes
from her closed lids.

She visits my emptiness
and layers it with strands
of her golden hair.
They are the ladder
that I climb.
I reach toward her,
not knowing what I'll find.