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6x6 #20: big ships straddle the horizon
6x6 #20: big ships straddle the horizon

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Poems by Emily Anicich, Billy Cancel, Michael Nicoloff, Frances Richard, Elizabeth Robinson, and M. A. Vizsolyi Excerpt ˇ


From 6x6 #20:

your stubby slavic fingers be not far
from my mouth when i’m saying something
that will make everyone in the room
close their eyes & shake their heads
& one girl kiss me on the cheek & grab
my hand & take me to her room & say
what big beautiful gloves you bought
your fingers are so slavic there are
tiny hairs on the knuckles i want to
part them down the middle & draw tiny
sunglasses on each one & introduce them
to my zipper they will mess up their
hair & grow tiny wings & they will
carry me from this world to burger king

—M. A. Vizsolyi (from The Love Sonnets)

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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.

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ISSN: 1553-9459