E-Poetry Test

E-Poetry Test


______How well do you know your e-poetry?

______ In light of the fact that web-based poetry has been around for less than a generation, online verse for less than two, it is far too early to speak of an e-poetry canon. Nevertheless, there are poems that most onliners--at least those who frequent the venues where these pieces appeared--will likely recognize and remember.

______Below we'll see a sentence from each of these poems. Can you guess the author from the first two columns and the name of the poem from the two columns on the right? Can you identify the two poets at the top left and right of this web page? If interested in the results/answers, please include your first name and email address below and they will be emailed to you.



1.
She spoke to me then
in a dried leaf voice.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


2.
the rattle of the balls
audible through the water
in the big tank
sounds to Larry
a little like mating calls
so long unheard
and he turns
tail raised high
as his number comes
up.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


3.
A room for the night with a view
of the water, the moon a quarter

less than it should have been,
the shape of my wife drawn

into the empty bed one memory
at a time.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


4.
How pliable, the chasm between lovers
where welcome linen soothes the burn.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


5.
You wrote your verses
with your veins,
cold against the wall.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


6.
Say you disperse like petals on the wind,
the bright stem of you still a living stroke

in memory, still green, still spring, still the tint
and the tang of you in my throat, unconsumed.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


7.
Missing you again
I embrace shallow graves.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


8.
Sleeves
roll back from his hands
like geese from winter.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


9.
Mirrored innominates flower
like twisted figure eights,
a triangle of sacrum wedged between
to form the ossified cup of the womb.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


10.
Your face was
always saddest when you smiled.
Frank Matagrano Didi Menendez How Aimee remembers Jaguar not really a scream
D. P. Kristalo Marco Morales Auditing the Heart Beans
Erin Hopson Michael McNeilley There are Sunflowers in Italy Du
Margaret A. Griffiths Janet Kenny Specimen #31, Adult Female Staring
Charles Cornner Sharon Hurlbut Studying Savonarola Hookers


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