Veils of mirrors in tatters,
all the shattered bits inside a tiny
diamond. The revolution will have its sky.
Stripes and gold fringes demand a whore
queen trick. If you fasten a collection
of decorations to a uniform
you can give last orders
to last men. The eternal song
can prolong the funeral trick
but for a moment. The revolution
demands a tribute trick, just as a bullet
demands a target trick, and the masses
their reluctant-whore-queen trick,
which is one long brothel trick.
Maria Garcia Teutsch’s collection, The Revolution Will Have its Sky, won the 2015 Minerva Rising chapbook competition, judge: Heather McHugh. She is a poet and editor. She has published over 20 journals of poetry as editor-in-chief of the Homestead Review, published by Hartnell College in Salinas, and Ping-Pong journal of art and literature, published by the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California. She teaches poetry and creative writing online. She is the founder and EIC of Ping-Pong Free Press.
On April 15th at 7:00 pm, Ping-Pong Free Press and the Henry Miller Memorial Library invite you to Howl! Happening for an evening of reading, ranting and raving to celebrate the release of their magazine and launch of their free press. Readers include: Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Susan Lewis, Alexander Cigale, Sheila Maldonado, Cathy McArthur, Kostas Anagnopoulos, Stephen Boyer, Christen Clifford, Amanda Davidson, Dia Felix, Matthew Sharp, Robert Marshall, Laurie Stone,Pamela Sneed, J. Hope Stein, Sarah Sarai, Kate Lutzner, Christine Hamm, Maria Garcia Teutsch and Magnus Toren.