Scott Minar

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College professor and editor. Poems in The Paris Review, Poetry International, Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, The Laurel Review, and many other journals in the US and Canada. Five books. Joyce Carol Oates: 'Scott Minar's work is a remarkable find.' more »

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A Meeting On The Heights

Despite language difficulties it came
to a meeting on the heights.
— Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles

On the last rock of Olympus sits a god
no one knows, his ancient head over-leafed
with wisdom and more than a bit of pain
from holding Prometheus under water
after liberation. His hands
are made of brown quartz. They grind
to silt if he grabs you, but he never does.

What he is Lord of no one remembers,
not even the god himself.
In fact, he is no longer certain
of his body at all, except for the hands
which drag him ...

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