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J. Michael Martinez
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J. Michael Martinez was born and raised in Greeley, CO. He is...
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Xicano

 
by J. Michael Martinez

as light
               shaped by trajectory.

a wind settles in the body.
Echécatl the breath, the flint & spark.
the house of prayers.

I am

when sounds exchange questions
when light enters the lung
when given

the noun:                a variable absence
a law               pinned to a quail's wing.






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Oct. 16, 2009
Tischman Auditorium, New York City
From the Academy Audio Archive



First appeared in New American Writing. Copyright © by J. Michael Martinez. From Heredities (LSU, 2010) by J. Michael Martinez. Appears with permission of the author.
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