January 29, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Penn Kemp




News That Stays News: Thirty-Two Years Ago Today





Flight controllers are looking very closely


at the situation.


Obviously a major malfunction.         Bag lady dies in dank stairwell.


We have no downlink.…                       She had no relations.


We will never forget them.                  She was a very angry person.


They prepared for their journey


waved goodbye and slipped                But I don’t think we will ever


the surly bonds of earth                       know or understand


to touch the face of God.                      the real Ann Regan.


Quotes: Ronald Reagan.





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Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp is the author most recently of Fox Haunts (Aeolus House, 2018) and Local Heroes  (Insomniac Press, 2018). New eco-poems, including her multimedia collaboration with artist Mary McDonald on www.riverrevery.ca, will be published as River Revery (Insomniac Press, 2019). Quattro Books has published two other works, Barbaric Cultural Practice, and an anthology Penn edited, Jack Layton: Art in Action.

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