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Joseph Lisowski
Joseph Lisowski

Location: Erie, PA
Publications: Stirring V2:E3, V2:E4, V2:E5
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


With medication
thoughts become bent nails.
Nothing drives through,
makes a bind.
Hammer only glances,
bends them more.
The mind nods.
It's like wax dripping
on a finger. First
a warm caress, then a cooling --
stiff, immobile, set to crack.