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Heller Levinson & Linda Lynch Turmoil


tumulate thrombotic       coil shrapnel smear
winch       wind augment
panel pummel accumulate curdle tensility

                                    bundle excruciate
                                    tarantulous compress

in-speaking the allocate
            the unsupervised
                  shudder complex toilflense
spasming wretch warren
claw of the un-tell

throttle torque conspire maul rotary
spin       matitudinal craw

artifice lunk gauged to
rancid cumulous
spheres of rank avidity
‘bad company brought me here’

maddening maw

Heller Levinson’s most recent books are Lurk and Seep (Black Widow Press), with the upcoming Dialogics (Anvil Tongue Press), Lure, and jus' sayn' (Black Widow Press) scheduled for a spring 2022 release.
Linda Lynch lives and works in New Mexico. She is a native of far west Texas from a ranching family long established in the solitude of the high Chihuahuan desert, a landscape that has informed her work over decades. After earning a BFA in drawing and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute she lived and worked in New York City, Mexico, and Africa. While based in New Mexico Lynch travels frequently, pursuing issues of landscape, identity, and abstraction long established in her works on paper.
The line ‘bad company brought me here’ is from the blues artist Reverend Gary Davis singing the song by that title. I hear his voice when I read it. [HL]
The poem and image appearing here will also be forthcoming in Lure (Black Widow Press, Spring, 2022).
Linda Lynch drawing: After Turmoil, pastel pigment on cotton paper, 76 x 55 cm, 2022.
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