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From the Fall, 2013 issue of The Antioch Review

from Boomerangs in the Living Room

PIGEON)

Pigeon,
poor pigeon, trying to kill
himself by jumping off
the bridge.

FORCED)

Forced on her
like a pickle by Sandwich Sam (not
his name): leaky promises.
Divorced.

WILDER)

Wilder,
Rex. Mature poet (tweak
of nature). Man-
child.

WERE)

Were you
mine? Faded birds in
the bindweed
stir.

 

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Rex WilderRex Wilder’s new volume, Boomerangs in the Living Room, has just been released by Red Hen Press. He is currently editing There & Back: A Boomerang Anthology. Both feature a form he invented, a four-line poem in which the last word must rhyme with the first and be able to be recited in a single breath.

 

 

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