A POET TO NOTICE: KYLE FLAK

We are pleased to present our second Poet to Notice: Kyle Flak

We hope you enjoy these four brief poems as much as we did.

POEM 

I keep believing

That she will visit me here

If I stand a certain way

Staring up

At the autumn moon

~~~

MULE

a little mule

walking down the road

i’m not his friend yet

but it’s only

just the morning

~~~

HMMMMM, YOU ARE NOT LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS

AT THE POTTERY BARN, ARE YOU

hmmmmm, you are not like the other girls at the pottery barn, are you

you like to talk about worms

and sometimes eat them too

hmmm

some summer day i’ll see you at the post office mailing me a letter

written in wing dings

but i know the wing dings font like i know the back of my own hand

i’ll read your letter

i’ll find out what you think

and if it’s any good

i’ll buy you a snow cone

and race you to the movies

~~~

SECRET CRUSH DIARY, ENTRY # 2 

*

all day i sat by the river

and not once

did you suddenly appear

~~~

Kyle Flak‘s little things of poetry include WHAT HANK SAID ON THE BUS (Publishing Genius, 2013)(Winner of the Chris Toll Prize), THE SECRET ADMIRER (Adastra Press, 2010), and HARMONICA DAYS (New Sins Press, 2009). In 2013, he was a finalist for a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation.  His writing has recently appeared in Dragnet Anthology 1, Hart House Review, Makeout Creek, Mudfish, Poetry East, Spinning Jenny, Whiskey Island, and various other places.  He went to school at Northern Michigan University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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