Thursday, September 4, 2008

Featured Poet: Benjamin Nardolilli

"Benjamin Nardolilli is a twenty three year old writer currently living in New York City. His work has appeared in Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, and Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Poems Niederngasse, The Delmarva Review, Clockwise Cat, Sheroes Rag, Literary Fever, and Perspectives Magazine. In addition he was the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU and maintains a blog at" A Prayer Submission Re: Your Prayer, Thank you for thinking of me, I see that you have really Done your research! Unfortunately The market for this is cluttered With a million other suppositions, The gift you sent, is appreciated, But ultimately I am going To have to pass on this prayer, It just doesn’t fit with the scope I am trying to erect, of course You could try one of the subsidiaries, As this is just one deities’ position. Scent The heavy air one wears Around himself, And the invisible halo she weaves, These stink, But the scent of a hundred thousand Cries out and must be christened Perfume. Floss The toothless gain nothing, Day to day, they strive And fail to conquer, They build empires Of paper teeth, flammable incisors, Molars made of tissue, They can scare, But never occupy, They’re blown away Before they can stay.