Jeff Harrison

Actaeon to Artemis‏

A step into the air? You step into the air from the bourne, and I step into the air from a hart — to be borne where? First, though, the hart! A step into the hart — of air, this hart, or of water, and steps from the bourne? First, though, you step into the air, and are done with it! For myself, the hart, when it steps, then the air, to vanish, and to be borne where — the air, the air, the air?

No hart follows‏

The hart leaps! The hart leaps! I had always seen the hart leap. The bather steps, the hart leaps, and no hart follows the bather from her bourne. The hound looks to the skies, the wolf looks to the moon, and neither hound nor wolf descry the hart.

Actaeon to his hounds‏

I am a hart, and I was no fawn, and you, my hounds, proceed certain that this hart was no babe, nor pup, no pup of any of you, and certain that this hart is no brother of any of you, nor the captain of each.

The Gargaphie Nymphs‏

A nymph is unknown to Phrensy, and who made known to many a nymph the view, persistent as pulse, of a fawn swathed in porphyry? A fox is known to Phrensy, a fox, a hound, a queen is known to Phrensy till she cries out, what fawn has known porphyry, a queen, a hound, a fox is known to Phrensy, and from whom the view of porphyry to many a nymph, when a nymph is unknown to Phrensy?

Jeff Harrison has poems in all the issues of Otoliths except the second issue. He has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press),Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, EXPLORINGfictions, EOAGH, and elsewhere, such as melancholia's tremulous dreadlocks. He has an interview blog with Allen Bramhall called Antic View.
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