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Dylan Willoughby: Soul and Stone


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Préludes Fragiles



for Calum Carmichael


i


Whose succor dying death is

Along corpse-roads the copses


Sway in the wind’s own lyke-way

Requiem the shattered clay


ii


Night-lipped the map catches fire

Gallows the drubbed tongues/choir


The miserare of clast

Gospel the heaved flesh’s last


iii


The road wrecks pinion and bone

Fugitives clasped soul and stone


Who hauls the body’s tamped flames

Knows remaining from remains




Author about Himself: I am a permanently disabled LGBTQIA+ poet and composer, born in London, England and currently living in Long Beach, CA. Chester Creek Press has published 3 limited-edition letterpress poetry chapbooks, with illustrations by the hyper-realist painter Anthony Mastromatteo. My poems have appeared widely in literary magazines including Agenda (UK), Stand (UK), The Interpreter's House (UK), Shenandoah, Salmagundi, Denver Quarterly, CutBank, Southern Humanities Review, and Green Mountains Review. Recent poems appeared this summer in The Laurel Review, Fahmidan Journal, Goat's Milk Magazine, Sledgehammer Lit, and Bloom Magazine. I have received residency fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell, and earned an MFA from Cornell University, where I studied with A. R. Ammons and Robert Morgan. My music, as "Lost in Stars," has been featured by The Los Angeles Times, NPR/PRI program "Echoes," KCRW (LA NPR station), Entertainment Weekly, NYLON magazine, XLR8R, Insomniac, Earmilk, and many other venues.


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