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Albert Mobilio

Albert Mobilio is the author of several books of poetry including Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. He teaches at the New School’s Eugene Lang College and is an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend and Bookforum.

The Master Builder

I was alone and sad because of a recent break-up. And, I suppose, I was more than a little desperate. The woman in the apartment next door let a pretty friend from Texas stay in her apartment while she went on a weekend trip—we were introduced in the hallway at our adjacent doors.

from Games and Stunts

Stand with the others in the fenced-in yard. Shoes drag through gravel and dust rises with each slow step.


A brutal cold had shouldered away any vestige of sunnier days as Mink hunkered down at what he judged to be the river’s edge. Snow so deep, he couldn’t tell. Holding a three-foot length of rusted pipe, a faucetless spigot at one end, he began spearing the base of a snowy crest.

Close Reading

It’s too brutal to believe. To suck it down till it stews spoils in my gut.

The Spelled Out Spark in Rooms; for Dan Flavin

Albert Mobilio’s books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, and Me with Animal Towering. A volume is forthcoming later this year from Brooklyn Rail/Black Square editions.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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