Alex Stolis

Postcard from a Knife Thrower
April 28 Monterey, CA

Before we were taken up by a whirlwind, before
we brought fire down from the sky, every day was
an incantation. Now, we’re all sharp-eyed, and clear
over the edge. The bleeding’s stopped and we're left
with visions. We are stray dogs. Dust-bowled, empty.
We’re the incorruptibles, we preach to the dead, call
it prayer.

ALEX STOLIS lives in Minneapolis; he has had poems published in numerous journals. Recent chapbooks include Justice for all, published by Conversation Paperpress (UK) based on the last words of Texas Death Row inmates. Also, Without Dorothy, There is No Going Home from ELJ Publications. His full length collection Postcards from the Knife Thrower is a finalist for the Moon City Poetry Award. He has been the recipient of five Pushcart Nominations.

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