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Brenda Iijima

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Brenda Iijima

Brenda Iijima is the author of Untimely Death Is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon (1913 Press, 2015). She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The dog of time pitchfork canter laced with mercury after-crave
any semblance to human is speculative, we’ve unburdened the
mass, the massive body signage, bondage, turf implant
unwiring programs and last resort paradigms
indicated by the spikes in goneness unknowable
flash how it feels to

With wind chill, it was 40 degrees below. It was utterly beautiful. The hawk and the eagle not having flown there then (not) visible the prints are on the snow in bright glare. (Leslie Scalapino, Dahlia's Iris, p. 104)
I grew up in North Adams. The snow on the summit is