"a flurry of specifics scribbled in the margins"
"The first incision--" "the indelible distance" "but always circling
back to the question"
but I appraoch as an equal,
three miles, all mountain
set on devouring
if not the setting, then certain accommodations
modestly burnt off--
the marine layer
and the alleged force of beautiful things
a visual discourse suppressed by the frivolous
refolds as geological upheaval
voiciferous shafts of light above all
a burdened archipelago
of bad optionss and enthusiasm
not quite wavering between not quite nowhere
and not quite with nowhere left to go
Originally from Texas, Standard Schaefer now resides in Los Angeles,
where he co-edits Rhizome and Ribot. His first full-length
book, Nova, won the 1999 National Poetry Series, and was published
by Sun & Moon Press.