Mark DeCarteret, “plush”

Mark DeCarteret was Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH, and dreamed up a postcard project that inspired 67 poets and 132 artists. Twice, he was a finalist for NH Poet Laureate. He has hosted and organized two reading series and co-edited an anthology of NH poets. He’s been a member of the City Hall Poets workshop for 30 years, and his work has appeared in 450 reviews, 25 anthologies, and 7 books.

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I am less asleep
than passed-off-on—
fed a diet of space &

this re-patched piece
of consciousness
spanning from one

stitch to the other
on that childlike self
I’ve long held to





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