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Larry Sawyer
Larry Sawyer's chapbooks include Poems for Peace (anthology, Structum Press); A Chaise Lounge in Hell (aboveground press, Ontario, Canada); and Tyrannosaurus Ant (mother's milk press) which was recently included in Yale's Collection of American Literature. He edits www.milkmag.org and also curates the Myopic Books Poetry Reading Series at Myopic Books in Wicker Park, Chicago. His blog is larrysawyer.blogspot.com. Forthcoming work will appear in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab).

The Dim Schizophrenia of Owls



Larry Sawyer
Angels are brewing sleep
pillows weep stellar jam

here in a tangle of lawn
misnamed tanagers fold leaves

calendars slip filled with thorn
my mind puddle mends

a clique or brood of dream
at that midwinter height

heaving honey sleep, shake
the cusp of dark notes

as politicians sit in the shadows
tuning lies.



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