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Fugitive
Fugitive
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Dennis Doherty - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $16.00 
Paperback - 59 pages
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-30-5

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Summary

From “Design at Mahmoudiya”


At the crossroads of assault and proceed,

with the sweat dirty gun grease of law machines,

amid thrill and lull, faithless young gods

inured to guts swill black smoke, uniformed,

flag-fetishistic do-good recruits who

embrace for sanity’s (checkpoint!) sake (checkpoint!)

the creed of pluck for country and pluck for self

and die in the smithy of old gods’ desires...

They planned it. This, the goods your works produce.


Dennis Doherty is Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program and Chair of the Poetry Board at SUNY New Paltz in New York. He regards the sky, studies nature, and swaps stories with friends over beer in their hometown of Rosendale. Doherty’s essays, poems, and stories appear throughout the literary press. He is the author of The Bad Man, a volume of poetry.



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Table of Contents

Dog

After the Flood: Holiday Inn

Dogs of Disaster

Human Resource: El Nino

Design at Mahmoudiya

Ave

The Language of Men

PM

Serve Them Right

The Gauntlet

Tremble

Extremes

Serendipity

House of Crumbs

Student Life

Furnished Rooms

The Name

Sympathectomy

In the Times when My Daughters Bring Me Offerings

Sprites

Infinity Bread and Butter

For Gwen: Evel Knieval’s Grandmother’s Green Rice at the Third Grade States Fair

Santa’s Ghazal

Mookie Wilson Beats the Tag

The Writer Regards His Fingers

Mephistopheles at the Poets’ Support Group

Toward

When Do Poems Get Written

Proximity

Ballistics

Day Lily

Chin

Postmodern Metaphysical Love Poem Moves Beyond Mere Description of the Beloved

Fugitive

Joy Unremembered Most Real

Tattoo

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

She’s So Badass it Hurts

Flightscape


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