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61 Central

61 Central

by Ink


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Much remains in a Pennsylvania town turned uninhabitable by slow-burning, subterranean fire. Visiting emptiness, Ink channels atmosphere to empower it in empathy and homage for those who live(d) there. Characters are not people in 61 Central. Rather, the key figures are the structures that make up the town that supports them as well as the nature that reclaims said structures. Decay is mortality in this haunting, ambient narrative.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635343885
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 01/12/2018
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Ink has been writing creatively ever since the myriad avenues literature afford ripped his heart away from the rigid clutch of mathematics in high school. He's published in literary journals worldwide and, under his own power, produced four chapbooks as well as one complete collection: Miserable with Fire. Ink freelances as an editor for Piscataway House Publications, which published his work in a modern haiku/senryu collaboration as well as his 2014 collection, Death Loves a Drinking Game, as part of their Duel Book series.

Table of Contents

avoiding eye contact

Plowmen’s Lament 1

enabled by salt 2

streets lead into themselves 3

Alongside warped and buckled roads 4

remaining: two feet of foundation 5

deeper 6

Where tire tracks do not tread 8

one history 9

in the snow approaching a snowless spot 10

On bald hill 11

before heat and hollow found it 12

perfectly preserved window frame 13

a question of moisture 14

With blue domes 15

For Haley & Jess 16

in surrounding woods 17

several histories 18

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