Marcia Arrieta

small books of poems.   minimal drawings.
recycle the bottles.   throw out the trash.
there is noise everywhere.   I can’t sleep at night.
there is a pause in reveal.
two points are aligned in the abstract.
please do not ask what it all means.


books, art

the forms of restless

compose the list




the threshold of

throw off


lessons of

(I’m having a conversation
with you & you are walking
out of the door)




nonchronological pencil drawing poems
dreams in blue reasons rectangles a canvas
a painting images objects ideas—shells
pinecones stones—transformation stages
uncharted black ink


I catch empty white pages

restless the hours

rain imminent

the birds are silent

I must examine the wind



the bird
the star

the paper clip

on the step
in the sun



the library of sky

thinking furrow runaway oaks stories
past strength shadowed power
speaking bears fish owls
as if candor could delete the surreal forest


[ disseminate impulsive ]

poems & characters

          [ exist ]

outside chaos

the slightest canvas theory—

          [exists ]


illustrate maybe

Marcia Arrieta's work appears in The Last Vispo Anthology, BlazeVOX, blue & yellow dog, Osiris, Spittoon, Rufous City Review, and great weather for MEDIA's It's Animal but Merciful. Her book of poems triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme was published by Otoliths in 2011. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems and line drawings, inspired by Emily Dickinson's "I dwell in Possibility." She edits and publishes Indefinite Space, a poetry/art journal.
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