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6x6 #19: Bite Off The Head
6x6 #19: Bite Off The Head

6x6 Poets

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Poems by Emily Carr, Julia Cohen, Natalie Lyalin, Lee Norton, Dan Rosenberg, and G.C. Waldrep

This issue of 6x6 was designed by Garth Graeper. Cover offset printed by Polyprint & Design in NYC and letterpress printed at UDP. Excerpt ˇ


From 6x6 #19:

Everyone I Knew in High School Is Dead

to make that pa-tew-wee sound
we all like
when you spit it out again
there isn’t much you can hold in your mouth
for long
crystalline structures draw
me in
sometimes I’m too cold to get
out of bed & shut
the window I passed on my shiver
like a yawn
I move my tongue up
& down in my empty mouth &
pretend to toss a baby shark around
try to feel the slippery weight
someone whispers to me
shark attack shark attack shark

—Julia Cohen

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6x6 magazine includes 6 poets in each issue. 

Currently, 6×6 is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The full text of most issues 6x6 can be found on EBSCO Publishing's Poetry Reference Center.

ISSN: 1553-9459