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, Canada. Australia, England, and elsewhere. Six books.
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Someone put an accordion in the crook
of a tree where it plays itself
on windy days—where I miraculously walk through impassable
Charles Simic's Voice
I've studied it,
Looked inside its vowels,
Examined consonants as if they were pyramids,
Like they held a secret
He stops at restaurant chalkboards
on busy sidewalks—to jot down
a few formulae,
as people move past scratching
Another Labyrinth
Theseus the King looked out his little window.
His ankle was hurting again
and that picture of his wife kept falling
out of his trousers.
Arctic Accordion
In my other life, when I was a Polar explorer,
the cold was penetrating—like the way air enters
an accordion. Being raised by bears


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