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Matthew Cooperman



That phenol these rashes of family extreme


Deficit holes for arsenic drillers


Spontaneous practice tested near a goat


Trade secrets legal that lubricant rub


Of mortals a coil of metals in wells


That phenol abortion sensory extreme


Heavy near drillers for even the horse


Spontaneous poisoning for wastewater spread


Extreme deicing of dust farming roads


Heavy metal nosebleed tested the drillers


Spontaneous arsenic considered in schools


Hospitalized for nosebleeds even the goat


A year's replacement for suspected rashes


Spontaneous wastewater practice for wells


Suspected deicing of horses on roads


Family of secrets tested child near a goat


Perhaps down there metals rub that phenol oil


Drillers for deficits died frequently lethal


Trade secrets lubricate sensory holes


Spontaneous rashes spontaneous drillers


Spontaneous abortion in and around schools


Suspected senses extreme near children


Schools many legals a drilling fatigue


A sign down there among oils that phenol


Spontaneous mortals coil near the test





Matthew Cooperman is the author of, most recently, the text + image collaboration Imago for the Fallen World, w/Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), as well as Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize. Four chapbooks exist in addition, including Little Spool, winner of the 2014 Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize. A new full-length collection, Spool, is forthcoming in 2015 as the winner of the New Measure Prize, from Free Verse Editions. A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and co-poetry editor of Colorado Review, Cooperman teaches at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins with his wife, the poet Aby Kaupang, and their two children.