Wednesday, July 08, 2015

New Poetry by A.J. Huffman

I Was Invented

as a destination
to discover, conquer, claim
as your own.  You were
looking for picket fences,
shades of presumption,
perfected picturesque
nostalgia.  Together
we found something angular,
garishly modern,
an arrow full of exotic
poison.  You swallowed
hatred.  I assimilated
being lost.  Our paradise
took a wrong turn and caused
our minds to burn.

- A.J. Huffman 2015

A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press) and A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing) are now available from their respective publishers.   She has two additional poetry collections forthcoming: Degeneration from Pink Girl Ink, and A Bizarre Burning of Bees from Transcendent Zero Press.  She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has published over 2200 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. 

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