series 2

By Mark Tardi Mark Tardi
instead of entrance
Goodbye means Avoir
Sved’s dream said from nowhere
of aliquant angles
some spindle of the sun
empirically facted
deafening skin
open and afterwards
a cough is a couch
idled into
without rain
an island
easily a third worse
Indigo with a flame-red tongue

Mark Tardi, “series 2” from Euclid Shudders. Copyright © 2003 by Mark Tardi. Reprinted by permission of Litmus Press.

Source: Euclid Shudders (Litmus Press, 2003)

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Poet Mark Tardi

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals

Poetic Terms Free Verse


Poet and translator Mark Tardi grew up in Chicago, Illinois and earned his MFA in creative writing from Brown University. His collections of poetry include the chapbooks Part First—Chopin’s Feet (2005) and Airport Music (2005), as well as the full length collections Euclid Shudders (2003) and Airport Music (2013).

Tardi’s Polish heritage led him to an early interest in Polish poetry, and he was a 2008–2009 Fulbright Senior . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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