Christopher Anthony Leibow

Rookie (Denver Colorado)

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Christopher Leibow is a poet, a visual artist and a performer of small slights of hand. He is an MFA graduate of Antioch and has been published in numerous journals and online, including Juked, Interim, and Barrow Street and Cricket Online Review. His art has appeared in Lumina,491 Magazine and has been a featured artist online with Cha: A Journal of Asian Writing and OFZOOs. He is a two time ... more »

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Banvard's Folly

'Does anyone still want to go with me into a panorama? '
—Max Brod

The sun floats down river

Resting from a long day.

As Banvard draws love

Birds in the sand.

She tries to explain

How his deformity angers her.

Unable, she leaves him

On the other side of the shore.

Banvard becomes a traveling salesman,

A campfire fiddler,

A drunk, a painter of shores.

Yearning for her—

He turns her into the Mississippi ...

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