Off the Grid Press is pleased to announce the publication of our 2014 Prize winner
Doggerland: Ancestral Poems by Dicko King
Doggerland can be purchased online here or by sending a check for $18 (includes $3 shipping charge) to OTG Press, 24 Quincy Street, Somerville, MA 02143.
The winner of our 2015 manuscript contest is
Finestra's Window by Patricia Corbus.
The Blue Flash
By Patricia Corbus
The world, created when I was born,
spewed out, clotting into stars
and valleys. All things appeared
in the afterbirth of that event –
the Air Force, X-files, missing links
waiting to be found, ash-colored
aliens, moustachioed seducers,
urban blight, evolution, the need
to step to a higher level, sex
of course, the expanding spirit,
the first birth, the joy to be found
in hindrance, the jostlings of travel.
Even now, typing this on a May night,
deeps of air erupt into rivulets
rippling outward, groping, growing
into cobalt breakers headed for Tierra
del Fuego, Tasmania, and on to
Paradise. It's a matter of becoming
simple enough to see not just
the green flash, but the rarer
blue flash behind it, straining out
the yellow to see the Blue Man hunched
inside the Green Man, sky-diapered,
sucking his golden thumb, our sun.