Copia (American Poets Continuum Series) by Erika Meitner

By Erika Meitner

"The poems in Copia are approximately what's and what's almost-gone, what's in limbo and what won't cave in, what's virtually at all-time low yet nonetheless and regularly brimming with the opportunity of miracle."—Rachel Zucker

Erika Meitner's fourth publication takes cues from the Land Artists of the Nineteen Sixties who created paintings in response to landscapes of city peripheries and buildings in a variety of states of disintegration. the gathering additionally encompasses a component to documentary poems approximately Detroit that have been commissioned for Virginia Quarterly Review.

Because it's an uninhabited position, simply because it
makes me hole, I pried open the pages of
Detroit: the homes blanked out, factories
absorbed again into ghetto arms and scrub-
oak, piles of tires, tons of cement block.
Vines knock and input via shattered
drop-ceilings, glassless home windows. Ragwort
cracks the street's asphalt to unsolvable

Meitner additionally probes the hulking ruins of place of work constructions, tract housing, superstores, building websites, and freeways, and doesn't shy from the interactions that ensue in Walmart and grocery store parking lots.

It is sort of Halloween, which means
wrong sizes on Wal-Mart racks, style luggage of
pumpkins extinguishing themselves at the stoop

children from the trailer park trawling our exact lawns soon
so we will be able to supply away nickels, gentle, sandpaper, raisins, cement.

Erika Meitner was once a 2009 nationwide Poetry sequence winner. Her paintings has seemed in American Poetry overview, Ploughshares, Tin condominium, the easiest American Poetry 2011, Kenyon overview, and in different places. She is affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech.

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The month of May has arrived. Der vind voyet. The wind howls, says I’m not a stranger anywhere. On the stones we write all we remember, but we are poor guardians of memory. Can you say it in Yiddish? Can you bless us? 43 Inconsequential Alchemy It’s predictable summer again, the sun frosted and glaring like a cheap Home Depot light fixture when it shines on the garden center rife with landscaping plants that nobody loves but everyone buys as yard-filler: pachysandra, rhododendron, euonymus, groundcover along with festive pansies in black plastic six-packs that die by mid-July.

Eley would ask him to play whatever piece I struggled through so I could hear how it was meant to sound, which was like the Long Island Sound out her window at dusk—the beach being lapped by deep darkness; the way the horsehair of a rosined bow, when pulled over strings, smokes with small curls of dust. Years later, H. was killed by a Metro-North train at the Riverdale station; the train’s engineer saw him jump from the platform. I can hear the train here, though it doesn’t matter where here is.

Please excuse me from this meeting. Dark energy is shoving the cosmos apart and it’s best explored in the pure environment of Antarctica. To Whom It May Concern: I’ve moved to the most difficult place on earth. It’s impossibly blue and blazing. 47 One Version of December There’s something about the ice today that reminds me of the plastic kerchief my grandmother would wear over her wig and tied under her chin on days it rained, her synthetic hair the texture of spun sugar on a paper cone, a shade lighter than dirt under that translucent tarp.

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