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Scott Bentley



from liquid paper

circus circus


secret
magic

pioneer

say two for one
not dream a dream

tilt-a-whirl

lunch money
spun sugar

let the top down

speak
naked

animal



it's an adventure


kill to kill

hand
breadth

in the sights
on-screen

remember
sacrifice

you air
this job

five alarm

ready
aim

fire



ms clairol

best
kiss

that lip
this miss

devour
listless

recall
what
bliss

waitress
bodies

hair-net



Scott Bentley is the editor and publisher of Letterbox magazine and the author of two chapbooks: EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987) and Out of Hand (Parenthesis Writing Series, 1989) and two full-length books: Ground Air (O Books, 1994) and The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000) and the ebook for children, Our Imaginary Friends (Cariuna, 2011). He has co-translated the work of Brazilian writer Regis Bonvicino and others. Some of his translations appear in New American Writing and The Pip Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (vol. 3)—Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (Green Integer, 2003). Work has appeared in 580 Split, Bird Dog, Chain, Cor, Dusie, E.ratio, Fact-Simile, Lyric&, Mirage #4/Period(ical), Otoliths, The Poker, Psychic Meatloaf, The Raddle Moon, Rampike, The Styles, Syllogism, Tinfish, Vanitas and elsewhere. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches writing at California State University East Bay.
 
 
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