#TPQ5: BARTON D. SMOCK

Franz Wright

Franz Wright is a writer I came to late, but I can’t remember a time I didn’t visit there. Something scary and unofficial in his painful scriptures.

Frank Lima

Lima knows the doll can’t lift the binoculars, but dreams it muscular anyway. It’s this way of dreaming that keeps me moved enough to remain still.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Cancio-Bello is both carrier and projectionist. Speaks to image and touches messenger.

Kazim Ali

Ali is one of the few poets I’ve read whose poems knock the door from the inside. That render the chance meeting as something meant, and ancient.

Camonghne Felix

Felix is a student of presence, chalking the elsewhere. She lifts those bodies that no one hears land.


Barton Smock is the author of the chapbook ~infantcinema~ (Dink Press 2016) and of the full-length ~Ghost Arson~ (Kung Fu Treachery Press 2018). He edits the online journal {isacoustic}.

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