Fathom 1984



Inside Cover



Babila Mutia
Margaret Snyder (3)
Lex Gigeroff
Nicola Young
Paul Deagle (2)
Philip Graves
Sean Bedell (3)
Lynn Courtney
Amy R. McEwan
Sara Davina
John Mallon
Patricia Boyle
dixie MacDonald (2)
Andrew Little (3)
Sophie Dessureault (2)
James Cranton
Christopher Aucoin
David Swick (2)


Giles Osborne


Jane Mothersell




dixie MacDonald



My Poet Friend And I

The untwisted wire hanger
levitates in the closet
up from the shoe-crawling floor

Rubbing vaseline into his eyes
he crabs
black dandruff on the pages–
I watch the perimeter of the pupil of his eye

Behind the wide-planked door
the thin black elbow turns in greyness

He unravels my madness
Ink hieroglyphics
scorched in white
gray matter cremated, in the ashtray
one flake floating in my coffee cup

(give way, give way)
The mattress creak
(dawn ice lands the open room)
a blanket tented over us
knuckled eye
we turned speech
blood salting metal
in our wound


Left Home

The matrix of the moment is grey – yesterday.
her mother cries, and
Bea stood up
Against the wall of photographs
never coming back–


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