M. KETTNER ant ant ant ant ant 1996-1999

April 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

 

#190

 

city limits     bulrushes

 

 

#368

 

the cold

meat hook with your name

chess partner invisible

 

 

#478

 

cattle sleeping

moonlight on their backs

 

 

#524

 

year of the pancreas

sandwich for dessert

theatre seats upside down

 

 

#543

 

thief

hand on backwards

tunnel growing smaller

 

 

#654

 

breeze drying mooring lines fall slack

 

 

#677

 

stray dog     window reflecting blue sky

 

 

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depressed     echo in a stairwell

 

 

#745

 

a cold scream

narrowly occult

ridge draped in dusk

 

 

#752

 

down to roaches

piano on a railroad track

 

 

#767

 

boldly staccato

fissures singing along

maps set aside

 

 

#771

 

perineum

hallway between

bedroom & bathroom

 

 

#823

 

crevice dweller

meat truck parked by the curb

restroom no hand towels

 

 

HAIKU IN ENGLISH: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS ant ant ant ant ant

January 30, 2014 § 1 Comment

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the cloud-edge on the horizon deer head in the freezer

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Jon Cone

Issue Six

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where the lines end and the absence begins an architecture or so

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Chris Gordon

Issue Five

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clear winter sky over the radio the first bombs

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Dorothy Howard

Issue Four

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whittling

till there’s nothing left

of the light

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Jim Kacian

Issue Five

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your hair drawn back

the sharp taste of radishes

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M. Kettner

Issue Five

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meadow speaking the language she dreams in

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Scott Metz

Issue Nine

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July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

“In many ways the culmination of my original vision for the journal.”

ai li, Ronald Baatz, Peter Bakowski, Michael Basinski, Guy R. Beining, Ed Bennett, John M. Bennett, Ernest J. Berry, Diane Borsenik, Jason Sanford Brown, Tom Clausen, MTC Cronin, Bill DiMichele, A. di Michele, Dennis H. Dutton, John Elsberg, Crag Hill, Gary Hotham, Dorothy Howard, Jim Kacian, W. B. Keckler, M. Kettner, Jim Leftwitch, Shawn Lindsay, Paul Long, paul m., Robert Major, Errol Miller, Sheila E. Murphy, Dan Nielsen, Jim Normington, Simon Perchik, Anthony J. Pupello, George Ralph, William Ramsey, Dennis Saleh, Hiroaki Sato, Sam Savage, Caroline Steinhoff Smith, John Stevenson, Michael Dylan Welch, Arizona Zipper.

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July 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Now available for the first time here the complete facsimile of the Spring 2002 issue of ant ant ant ant ant. Hiroaki Sato translates selections from Tomizawa Kakio’s Wolf in Heaven. D.A. Levy’s Secret Garden Mix. Samples from M. Kettner’s  Full Penny Jar. Jim Kacian’s The Slate Step Brightens. She Rouses Briefly And Says Dragonfly by Chris Gordon. All original design elements included:

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VARIOUS ARTISTS ant ant ant ant ant three

July 11, 2012 § 1 Comment

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under butternut tree

ears of leaves

fondle light

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Guy R. Beining

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for a while

I look at my bike

without me

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the way

they fit

in her hand

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all of a sudden

the t.v.

doesn’t work

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Tom Clausen

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skidding petal bruises

on the concrete

rain like butter

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small creases in

your information filled with

anxious juices

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A. Daigu

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a few feet

from our feet

the ocean bottom starts

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snow flakes

no one will miss

melt in her hand

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Gary Hotham

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hairs

the many ants

amidst the grass

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hearing a car

that never comes

high pine wind

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Jim Kacian

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stray dog   window reflecting blue sky

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boldly staccato

fissures singing along

maps set aside

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city limits   bulrushes

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year of the pancreas

sandwich for dessert

theater seats upside-down

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M. Kettner

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my dealer says he’s

worried about me gives me

extra for free

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Xie Kitchin

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invited to feel

the stubble on her legs

autumn rain

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Shawn Lindsay

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pebble splash

all I hurl

sinks

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William M. Ramsey

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white blossoms

a fly brings their

beauty to me

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Edward J. Reilly

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In the phone booth

a little girl

talks to God.

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A man asks directions

hand over

his mouth.

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Alexis K. Rotella

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Thesaurus of whites

Moth of months circling itself

Idiot savant

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Dennis Saleh

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Wakened by someone scratching at the window it’s the rain again

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Hot night   a yellow-toothed moon gnaws at the screens

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Turning on the light I become someone alone in a house

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Sam Savage

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the Loki seed

pushed down in the grey folds

until you laugh

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Sean Winchester

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VARIOUS ARTISTS ant ant ant ant ant four

January 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

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pagan tulip crescent often spot remove meadow

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Michael Basinski

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racked up in splendid blood

bones of the ryeman

in the thin wings of grass

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Guy R. Beining

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sigh   lens   hair

(retensions)

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hand around you faceless

daughter blue pond and

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heaving

other clouds

“my name”

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John M. Bennett

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molding oranges

numbers radiate from

a digital clock

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Jason Sanford Brown

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One little nail-hole

treasured as the gateway

its mystery breath

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Bill DiMichele

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waiting for her to stick her tongue in my mouth an autumn sunburn

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Chris Gordon

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most of beauty is iceburgs

the topic crowds with horror

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late patterns of thought

media pretends

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Crag Hill

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clear winter day

over the radio

the first bombs

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Dorothy Howard

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3am

divining god’s law

from raw onions

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gazing on

her sleeping back

sounds of rain

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Jim Kacian

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cattle sleeping

moonlight on their backs

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a cold scream

narrowly occult

ridge draped in dusk

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spitting lit matches

into gasolined brambles

shave till opening

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Buspar plural plural

speaking Farsi backwards

on the phone

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Xie Kitchin

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long-lit afternoon

a cut

unhealed

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ai li

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road salt

tumbling in the vacuum of

an ambulance

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Shawn Lindsay

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forked lightening

out over the ocean

her warm fingers

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evening breeze

a white moth floating

in the dishwater

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pear slice falling

to the kitchen floor

pale moonlight

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Paul M.

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dark

the TV ignores

everything

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John Stevenson

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on the drive

there and back

a pine needle in the wiper

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French graffiti   I drop a coin in the phone booth

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overdue   my dead neighbor’s library book

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Michael Dylan Welch

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M. KETTNER ant ant ant ant ant five

May 18, 2010 § 1 Comment

WRENCH IN A COFFEE CAN

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words

spent fuel

gum beneath counters

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dawn / a can of spilled paint

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after we part

a glove floats by

on the river

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fast moving clouds / picket fence missing a slat

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Secanol

Ping-Pong ball caught in a vacuum

parking tickets unpaid

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your hair drawn back / the sharp taste of radishes

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snow-covered fields

sound of a distant truck

changing gears

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scratchy throat / wrapper caught in a fan

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cavity

crow shadow

on snow

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the back of your neck

through the rain

a car’s horn

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autumn wind / sliding over empty table tops

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no one home

dust ball

base of a chair leg

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blocking the alley / a rusted water heater

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list growing

waves eating away the shore

pull-chain worn

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sitting on sandpaper

your hesitation

a hole in a plastic bag

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teeth just cleaned / new bake-ware

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Saturday rain

wrench in

a coffee can

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through cattails / a refinery

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one of those days

vacuum cleaner

in a vegetable garden

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black of moonless waters

two front teeth

missing

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biting her nails / coffee cold

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old puddle

in the sediment

dead worms

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winter’s endless rain / the scorched bottom of pans

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wind

blowing through the house

fingerprints on the mirror

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quiet afternoon

at home

full penny jar

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spring thaw / tarp pulled back

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overnight

in an unfamiliar city

slug in a vending machine

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dusk / the spray-painted traffic sign

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stark escarpment

heart a bag of rocks

ocean a distant pool table

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