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12×18, printed on 100% recycled linen paper.

Signed limited edition of 10.

Set in Mrs. Eaves.

Archive-quality glassine envelope included.


Weight 2 oz
Read excerpts
I don’t nap
and dream of ideas:

instead I see
the turn of your ankle;

the slight divot
in your hip;

the burnished round
of your shoulder;

the lightning crackling
behind your ear;

the flexing muscle back
of your calf;

your tense fingers as
they touch me.

About the Author

Rusty Barnes grew up in rural Appalachia but has lived in East Boston and Revere, MA for the past twenty years with his wife, poet Heather Sullivan, and their family. He’s published his work in more than two hundred journals and anthologies. His poetry chapbooks include Redneck Poems and Broke, and his full-length poetry collection, I Am Not Ariel, appeared in 2013. His latest novel is Knuckledragger. On Broad Sound, Nixes Mate’s first book, was published in 2016.

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