3 Poems: Mecca, Tsarist Pop Star, and God and Judy Garland

THREE POEMS BY KURT BAUMEISTER Publishing initially by Five:2:One on September 23, 2018  #thesideshow, Micro-poetry, September 2018  creative writing, literary, poems, poetry 25 SHARES ShareTweet   MECCA   She dances death magic in white linen dress, careless eyes, sad, blue fire, her speech the slow, easy prose of alleyways and lost marks slain, she thinks in poetry, dreams of songs, …

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The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8

The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 8 By Kurt BaumeisterAugust 24, 2017 Books & Publishing   The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro   Powered by prose at once enchanting and colloquial, true, vividly-realized characters, and a literary voice that practically reverberates with authority, Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer may not only be this year’s best second novel, but …

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TNB Book Review: Joseph by Dena Rash Guzman

TNB Book Review: Joseph, by Dena Rash Guzman By Kurt BaumeisterJune 30, 2017 Poetry Reviews   “I Dug the Hole Already, joseph”   My beauty a shovel. A spoon of aconite and arsenic. In your mouth refusing food. To beg instead a stylish garter drama. Prussic acid gimlet. Open veins bleed hell. I’ll ring your bell, son. …

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The Nervous Breakdown’s Review Microbrew, Volume 4

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/kbaumeister/2016/10/the-nervous-breakdowns-review-microview-volume-4/ By Kurt BaumeisterOctober 27, 2016 Fiction Reviews   “To be without a feeling for art is no disgrace. A person can live in peace without reading [novels] or listening to [music]. But the misomusist does not live in peace. He feels humiliated by the existence of something that is beyond him, and he hates …

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Mansion

by Kurt Baumeister (published in Literary Orphans #27) This mansion is lonely, unlovely filled with drafts and cries weak fires in our nights the burning face of the present consumes memories rules my thoughts.   We have come to know this melancholy too well have come to love lacking anything else.   I know sadness …

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Dead Heart

By Kurt Baumeister Published in the Summer '16 issue of The Oddville Press:   Flown astride a church’s spire A saffron rag clips the wind Once a dress but now a banner Once fell to earth but rose again Once showing her, now slicing Lower air, thick with birds Circling, cutting the sky, whirling Blades, …

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