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Bruce Covey

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Bruce Covey was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received an MA in English literature from Yale University, after which he worked for several years in bookstore management.

He is the author of several poetry collections, including Change Machine (Noemi Press, 2014), Reveal: All Shapes & Sizes (Bitter Cherry Books, 2012), and Glass Is Really a Liquid (No Tell Books, 2010).

Of Covey’s work, Alice Notley notes, “They’re pretty painterly, the poems, with images that flow past one changing into words…pixels…serifs. Domestic, lyric, amorous—well why not?”

In 2003, Covey founded Coconut Poetry, a web-based journal and press. He currently teaches at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Change Machine (Noemi Press, 2014)
Reveal: All Shapes & Sizes (Bitter Cherry Books, 2012)
Glass Is Really a Liquid (No Tell Books, 2010)
Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books, 2006)
The Greek Gods As Telephone Wires (Front Room, 1992)

by this poet

The Invisible Woman is the windshield.
Mr. Fantastic is the wiper fluid.
The Thing is the tire.
The Human Torch is the spark plug.
Spiderman is the antenna.
Storm is the ignition coil.
Rogue is the crank shaft.
The Punisher is the exhaust pipe.
Captain America is the hub cap.
Quicksilver is the oil.
Rogue is the