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William Corbett is the author of many books, including Elegies for Michael Gizzi (Kat Ran Press, 2012), The Whalen Poem (Hanging Loose Press, 2011), and Opening Day (Hanging Loose Press, 2008). He is the editor of Pressed Wafer and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Thumping

William Corbett

Fisherman's arm
Up and down
Like a pump handle
The old-fashioned way
Flashing a large silver
Spangle off the bottom
Where lakers lurk in August.
Barefoot Thelonious and Bruno
Run in the grass of memory.

Copyright © 2011 by Willam Corbett. Reprinted from The Whalen Poem with the permission of Hanging Loose Press.

Copyright © 2011 by Willam Corbett. Reprinted from The Whalen Poem with the permission of Hanging Loose Press.

William Corbett

William Corbett is the author of many books, including Elegies for Michael Gizzi (Kat Ran Press, 2012), The Whalen Poem (Hanging Loose Press, 2011), and Opening Day (Hanging Loose Press, 2008). He is the editor of Pressed Wafer and lives in Brooklyn, New York.