Will Cordeiro

 

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Apertures and Conduits

Moon-strange the ducts
& tubes the duck sauce
orange & bioluminescent
 
fiberglass of elastic jig-
saws that sprawl inside
an overripe November
 
that is the body: mouth
descends into the glottis
the vocal folds & down
 
the inner mollusk-frill
such lingerie such local 
honey-swilling mucus
 
swollen in every comb
thickset with varicose
gorgeholes tickled pink
 
fistulas which erg & twist
about in spitshined wine’s
outpour into a flugelhorn
 
extruding blood-sugar’d
hieroglyphs—heartburn
& prolapse O: grief, out! 


 

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Will Cordeiro has work appearing or forthcoming in Best New Poets 2016, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, inter|rupture, Nashville Review, National Poetry Review, [PANK], Poetry Northwest, Phoebe, Whiskey Island, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Zone 3, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the small chapbook press Eggtooth Editions. His own two chapbooks are “Never-never” (White Knuckle, 2017) and “Reveries and Opinions of Mr. Figure” (RDP, 2016). He is grateful for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Truman Capote Writer’s Fellowship, as well as residencies from ART 342, Blue Mountain Center, Ora Lerman Trust, Petrified Forest National Park, and Risley Residential College. He received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He lives in Flagstaff, where he teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.

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Will Cordeiro has work appearing or forthcoming in Best New Poets 2016, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, inter|rupture, Nashville Review, National Poetry Review, [PANK], Poetry Northwest, Phoebe, Whiskey Island, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Zone 3, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the small chapbook press Eggtooth Editions. His own two chapbooks are “Never-never” (White Knuckle, 2017) and “Reveries and Opinions of Mr. Figure” (RDP, 2016). He is grateful for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Truman Capote Writer’s Fellowship, as well as residencies from ART 342, Blue Mountain Center, Ora Lerman Trust, Petrified Forest National Park, and Risley Residential College. He received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He lives in Flagstaff, where he teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.