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NLW(5): Making Séance of Natalie Lyalin’s “Get Out Of Here, Ghost” (Guest Post by Seth Parker)


Thursday and Friday are Sethdays in Natalie Lyalin Week. Today we have poet and frozen vegetable czar Seth Parker, editor of SKEIN, serving up his prophetic ghost vision of Natalie’s poetry. Plus, Seth reminds us: You can buy Natalie Lyalin’s first book of poems, Pink & Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books) now. Check out her unbelievable journal, GlitterPony, online, and see her read her work at Divine Magnet.


All these days were real. Before hunting season
we met on the courts, in manicured gardens,

next to man-made water. This whole time I
was deep sleeping. I was packing the dirt in

and being happy. Looking inside a python I saw
two tracts of digestion. Outside. Outside is

an obvious danger. Gun and killer kind. At
night they come in and we battle them back

out. Get out of here. Get going with your
pitchforks. In wedding season we talk

colors. We talk delicate and scalloped.
How it is only human to have the fontanel.

Yes, make an ancient signal to carry over
all the side of the ocean. If no, send creepy

letters to your most annoying friends. Be
a mistress, or a lost sister coming back.


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March 12th, 2010 / 12:55 pm

SKEIN is Calling

Today is the day to make it your business to submit to the print journal of your dreams. To that end, the great Seth Parker, editor of SKEIN, has this to say to you today:

With an ear to the strange womb of 21st Century letters, SKEIN Magazine, a small, mostly hand-made journal of poetry and very short fiction (under 750 words), founded in 2003 in Athens, GA and now nestled in Marietta, seeks submissions for what will be its 7th issue.

Queries, comments or submissions (.doc or .rtf) can be sent to the editor at

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February 2nd, 2010 / 12:12 pm