Seven Visual Poems – Matthew Klane

Whiteface Mountain

A middle class white couple -- middle-aged -- privileged -- run behind a sign that reads: 4867-FT ABOVE SEA WHITEFACE MTN. Pale yellow background.


Sky lighter and darker in the shape of a house architectural template floating in the center of the pale yellow-green background.

The Second Phase of Construction

An office building -- under construction -- below a bulldozer, bits of concrete. A template of 'civilization, construction, sameness of contemporary architecture


Text Collage Block Letters: 


black background white block lettering 
Like a sign.

Revitalized Park

Collage of 2 men one woman with shovels digging -- the ground is torn cut paper.

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse -- a man with arms folded in front of his chest, wearing a hospital gown - yellow -- green pants -- His head is replaced by a circular landscape scene of pristine nature: sky, mountains, trees, water.

Public Spaces

Two cut out figures -- cartoon ciphers -- a police man, a little girl -- between them mountains with snow and forested mountains-- cut in the shape of a wave.

Matthew Klane has an MA in Poetics from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His books include Canyons (w/ James Belflower, Flimb Press 2016), Che (Stockport Flats 2013) and (Stockport Flats 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press, an e-book My is online at Fence Digital, and a chapbook Poetical Sketches is available from The Magnificent Field. Recent collages can be found online in Afternoon VisitorBreakwater ReviewDream Pop, and Sixth Finch. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY. See: Twitter: @matthewklane

Order Sequence and Layout: Robert Frede Kenter

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