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Amanda Montei and Jon Rutzmoser



4.30
if only
we were

better
poets

we could
write
a poem

for each

other

every day


if only
you were
a better
poet

if only

you could
write
a poem

every day








8.06

i want to
try it
all ways
not-quite
southern
jazz
and
i want
to practice
a dance
with kicks

going to
the place
like
the other
place

he can’t
get
on top

they
go back
for more
on a
stone bench
watch
people in
red

the little boy
the little girl
the flower
in her hair

food kills
stop eating

the pillowtop
sleeps
changing

backwards
the cat
shitting in
new places
the old
couple
their
dollar menu

a free
cup
of water
rolls off
the car
in reverse

he yells
at her
sleeping

he wants to
stare
into her
vagina

to have
a soul



Jon Rutzmoser is an artist, writer, and educator living in Buffalo, NY, where he also co-edits Bon Aire Projects. His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in [Out of Nothing], ORWORSE, P-QUEUE, Concord Press #1, Drunken Boat, and Joyland. His critical writing has appeared in X-TRAPrism of Reality, artforum.com and others. He has performed at venues such as Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and Nexus Gallery. He is the author of shhhh! it’s poetry (Insert Blanc Press, 2013) and co-author, with Amanda Montei, of DINNER POEMS.

 Amanda Montei holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and is currently a PhD student at SUNY at Buffalo, where she is a Presidential Fellow. She is co-editor of Bon Aire Projects, and editor of the literary journal P-QUEUE. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in P-QUEUE, Gigantic, Pinwheel, Joyland, Explosion Proof MagazineDelirious HemPANK, Night Train and others. She is the author of The Failure Age (forthcoming from Bloof Books), and co-author, with Jon Rutzmoser, of DINNER POEMS. Her novel Two Memoirs is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis in 2014.



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