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David Buuck

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David Buuck

David Buuck’s most recent publications include the chapbook The Riotous Outside (Commune Editions, 2018) and the book Noise in the Face of (Roof Books, 2016). Buuck teaches composition at Mills College, where is he chief steward of the adjuncts union (SEIU Local 1021). He lives in Oakland, California.

by this poet

poem

Pent up
in a narrow

compass
and shortened

on every side
by the neigh-

borhood
of walls


These veterans
of future wars

handing out
the PTSD

brieflets
before

the mess
to come

*

Were verbing
swerved

and swayed

poem
The removal of aliens who pose  
[      	 ] shall be ICE’s high [      	 ]
 
These aliens include  [      	 ]
engaged in or suspected of
[      	 ] or who otherwise pose
 
[      	 ] aliens convicted of [      	 ]
particular emphasis [      	 ] and repeat
 
aliens [      	 ] who participated
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