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Gretchen Mattox

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Gretchen Mattox is the author of Flower Compass Sutras (Tebot Bach, 2014), hummingbird numina (Olivia Eden Publishing, 2013), Buddha Box (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2004), and Goodnight Architecture (New Issues Press, 2002). She lives in California.

by this poet

He's waving a plastic pointer, stiff flag enter lot here, parking
at the edge of Lincoln--bright-yellow clown suit with bold ruffles
   and floppy shoes
(the kind with stuffed toes) and from even a short distance he could be
anyone degraded selling what?, he could be, but he is a man,
   clearly Mexican,