Friday, June 14, 2013

Mausoleum, Caryl Pagel

After a long hiatus, we are pleased to present Caryl Pagel's new chaplet, Mausoleum. One part inner monologue and one part pure haunting, these poems circle and measure 'the precise details' of inner states of loss. Pagel's work is pleasurable for its formal elegance and for its ghostly or opaque voice, one that unfolds mysteriously on the page.

 An excerpt:

Once when you were young

you committed errors              Once when you

were young you fell in love

with a moody bard              There were

no stakes and from the grave

in which you wait you have

little to do but forever regret


CARYL PAGEL is the author of EXPERIMENTS I SHOULD LIKE TRIED AT MY OWN DEATH, published by Factory Hollow Press. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press and a poetry editor at jubilat. She lives in Chicago.

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