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Hymn to the Reckless

Erin Fornoff

Paper $15.00    |    978-1-910251-26-3    |    2018

Hymn to the Reckless, the debut collection of poems by American-born Erin Fornoff, traces an arc from youthful adventures in the Appalachian Mountains to a confrontation with life’s complexities, not least in the radically transformed America of recent times.

Small Town Synaesthesia
At the station, slicks of oil tie-dye
     the puddles
in the concrete, below the pumps,
     as they tick over
the litres and gallons. They reflect
     the sun,
turn it wild, hold it in the cracked
     dips of the ground.
When he balances the till at the end of
     the shift
the numbers throb coloured across
     the spectrum;
they cast a lemon scent when the
     totals align.
The streetlight haze makes him taste salt.
Sneakers hum, make a pale green sound
     as players fight for the rebound.
  Hymn to the Reckless

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