NATHAN KEMP IS AN ARBORIST FOR BROOKE ELLSWORTH

Nathan Kemp is taking on the forest of fellow ILK 11 contributor Brooke Ellsworth‘s poem & here we have both the wood  & the trees:

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Joe Milazzo mimics & mirrors Lindsey Hutchison’s Mimesis

ILK ELEVEN asks a lot of your eyes. Here is something else for your eyes: Joe Milazzo imposes & refracts Lindsey Hutchison‘s ‘Mimesis’ — find it find it:
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ABIGAIL ZIMMER HAS VISIONS OF CHELSEA WHITTON’S ‘APOLOGY’

Well now, it might be the end of summer but we have some lemonade for you, except it is a video that ILK TEN contributor Abigail Zimmer jewel-made of two-time ILK champion Chelsea Whitton’s poem ‘Apology’:

MEGAN MCKEON GETS YOUR TITLE INDEXED

Meg McKeon, a fabulous scouring glitter hawk from ILK TEN created a cento of titles from the all women all the time times two issue of ILK. Think of this as the hottest library index ever:
We Women
Stefanie as the wench:
Get off your high horse
& fight me like androgyne.
Dear body, I am
the king
of my own
life.
So, I suggest sandwiches,
variety is guaranteed.
Index: nostalgia,
Mayday Parade,
sisters camp.
Dear Jenny
mise en scene
Dear Jenny.
Julia considers
leaving
the house.
Storm watch (no outlet).
Julia rides the bus
along Lake Erie.
Julia poaches an egg.
Apology.
American Vomitoria

LINDSEY WEBB ENGLISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATES ABIGAIL ZIMMER

These ILK TEN responses have actually been making us want to get out of bed in the morning, they are such waves of awesome crashing on down. This time, Lindsey Webb uses Google Translate to reinterpret Abigail Zimmer’s ILK TEN poem:

SISTER-CAMP ON LAKE ERIE: COLLECTION, WINE

Bigger than Michigan, you are in parentheses
tossing history. Here it is hazardous to walk
on anything that grows. Shovels program
friction and vine diseases: there is no
prescription. If you cannot catch the fire, count
before finding—I hope you have enough power
or more light. Holes in the map, how many
deployed? Half from home. Drunk at the time.
We otherwise need water because we
are not numbered. Well, if memory
collides, bright. Wait for the results.

KAT FINCH UNDERWATER WITH BRONWYN VALENTINE

I don’t know how much you’ve been thinking about mermaids recently. At ILK those thoughts have been frequent, made even more electrified by this gem we just received from ILK TEN contributor Kat Finch that goes diving with Bronwyn Valentine’s ILK TEN poem ‘Dear Body.’ GO SCUBA:

 

 

P.S. You can see Nathalia Perozo’s response to Kat Finch’s ILK TEN poem right HERE.