Matthew Rohrer

Matthew Rohrer Poems

1.
Your Book

Strangers came into the apartment
walked right to the bookshelf
to spill beer on your book.
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2.
The Amaranth

is an imaginary flower that never fades.
The amaranth is blue with black petals,
it's yellow with red petals,
it's enormous and grows into the shape
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3.
Credo

I believe there is something else
entirely going on but no single
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4.
There Is Absolutely Nothing Lonelier

There is absolutely nothing lonelier
than the little Mars rover
never shutting down, digging up
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5.
Childhood Stories

They learned to turn off the gravity in an auditorium
and we all rose into the air,
the same room where they demonstrated
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Matthew Rohrer Biography

Matthew Rohrer (born 1970) is an American poet.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rohrer was raised in Oklahoma. He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan (where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of Iowa.

His first book of poetry, A Hummock in the Malookas (1995), was selected ...

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