Marcus Smith Poetry

Marcus Smith Poetry

Oxford, England
Marcus Smith Poetry
Oxford, England
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British/American poet Marcus Smith's newest collection, SEZ/everything, speaks, is forthcoming with Live Canon, London. He is a two-time finalist for the Cinnamon Press Book Awards. He has been shortlisted for The Bridgeport Prize twice and has published in many journals and anthologies in the UK, US and Europe. He has received prizes from Poets o ...
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In The Garden
When I catch you
(says the mother to her son)

You won't catch me
I Saw Your Name
spelled with stones on the slope of a teenager's hill,
tagged along rainy highway sound barriers,
scrawled on an overpass of the M something,
stenciled in Arial across the side of a moving van,
Up here transparent turquoise fish with red stripes,
silver minnows - thousands - brilliant yellows
and greens and showers of gold ashimmer through
meadows of soft, pulsing mauve coral fans
58 In Cargo
Inspectors at Dover discovered us
Slumped behind crates of tomatoes,
Suffocated in the airtight freight-hold
On the hottest weekend of the year.
An Invitation
Bring your boots. My cabin stands in an empty filed
That once grew sweet corn, and our dry winter promises
A rainy season the way laughter follows a grim joke.
We'll walk the mud and try to ignore the surrounding acres


Marcus Smith Poetry 24 October 2012
Aung Si Comment: Thoughtful poem and written in a fantastic fashion. Loved it.
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Marcus Smith Poetry 20 September 2012
You have a new comment about your poem: 58 DEAD IN CARGO: Marcus, thank you so much for writing this. I feel so sad and feel like crying while reading this poem and it is important that you have given life to this fact in our world through your lines. Thank you very much.
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