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"So Much Synth" by Brenda Shaughnessy - Poetry Book Review - Billimarie Lubiano Robinson, Typewriter Poetry

Time Traveling into a Well-Kept Room

I remember feeling strange, to be in the town but not of the town. I came across Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda while quietly stacking inventory for Princeton students in need of textbooks. She was a local poet, working with the Princeton MFA’s Emerging Writers series and teaching at Rutgers. Now, returning back to the east coast, to New Jersey, to Newark–it seemed like the perfect time to read Shaughnessy’s newest poetry book, So Much Synth, during the five hour flight from Los Angeles.

"With Ink" by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson - Typewriter Poetry

Typewriter Poem: “With Ink”

Found out my friend Ryan passed away last year. We met at the Canoga Park Art Walk a few years back…I typed him a poem, he showed me his drawings. Young guy. Potential. We stayed in touch, hanging out and talking, reflecting. The last time we talked, he told me he was focusing on recovery.

“MORTICIAN”

Originally Posted: September 19th, 2011Updated: January 4th, 2020An original, spontaneous poem based on the prompt mortician. This one was written for Liz. You can read the other poem I wrote for her here: Hello Tree @mayhem_and_tattoos sent me an awesome photo. He wrote the poem on his gloved hand: MorticianBillimarie Lubiano Robinson They think I …

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“ON LEAVING”

Originally Posted: September 18th, 2011Updated: January 4th, 2020This poem is for Ken the photographer with the tiny moleskin notebook. He requested a poem about the “death of a young friend.”

“SEXUAL SAMSARA”

Originally Posted: September 17th, 2011Updated: January 4th, 2020I don’t think anyone has requested a poem about sex until now…which I find kind of surprising! The awesome Charlene wrote yet another wonderful poem on the spot and requested I write a poem on the same subject. Here is the sister poem to her poem (“Sex”). *edit: …

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