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Helen Vitoria's work can be found and is forthcoming in many online and print journals: elimae, MudLuscious Press, PANK, Rougarou, FRIGG Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine and others. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks and a full length poetry collection: Corn Exchange forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Spring 2012.  Her poems have been nominated for Best New Poets & the Pushcart Prize.

She is the Founding Editor & Editor in Chief of THRUSH Poetry Journal & THRUSH Press.

Find her here:  http://helenvitoria-lexis.blogspot.com/


 Helen's Origami micro-chapbooks & selected poems are below.

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

[secret lives of falcons]

 

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he shook and shook the trees for apricots
yellow orange, a single seeded stone
fell from its native life
lukewarm to the touch
like fever finding a body
through care and training


Helen Vitoria © 2012

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Seasonal Survival Guide

 

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leave your half smoked Lucky Strikes
leave, while I am sleeping
during that exact moment when
I feel like I am falling

leave the fit of together and call it:
                            happenstance
 
leave―
but first say:  I don’t love you anymore

(say it aloud    repeat it till you believe it)


Helen Vitoria © 2012

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