BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION · GLORIA MINDOCK
12×18, printed on 100% recycled linen paper.
Signed limited edition of 10.
Set in Mrs. Eaves.
Archive-quality glassine envelope included.
Who needs rescue?
The thought of that makes me quietly
go away from the doorway…
running from any Sonata you could play.
The house became ash from the couch burning,
the windows shattering, and glass breaking
The fireman’s foam, water puts the flames
out that engulfed us.
Long sentences burned my skin.
No bandages helped.
Wrap the gauze around your tongue.
Choke, until a different sound comes from your voice…
an urgency of edges –
sharp as the mirror shards you look into.
About the Author
Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of ˇCervená Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), La Porțile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, Romania) translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma, Nothing Divine Here, Blood Soaked Dresses, and 3 chapbooks. Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Spanish, Estonian, and French. Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award, and was the recipient of the Allen Ginsberg Award for Community Service by the Newton Writing and Publishing Center. Gloria recently was published in Gargoyle, Constellations: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction, Muddy River Poetry Review, Unlikely Stories, and Nixes Mate Review and anthology. She is currently the Poet Laureate in Somerville, Massachusetts.