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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2013

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OCT 2013 Issue
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Not so graceful

Not so graceful
The side-faced stair
Running off
Its coil
From sympathy
To disgust
No being able
Could stand it
Head on

A shear affect
Supports the turning

Is it
Only a shaft
From bending
To hollow out
Another turn
Or the furling of
A simple step
To round
An ecstasy

What used

What used
To address
That port
Of air
Has now
To pretty

Its hole


Tom McGlynn

Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in the N.Y.C. area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He is the director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially- engaged curatorial projects, and is also currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons/the New School.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2013

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