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The Geisha House – Evelyn Wexler

The Geisha House - Evelyn Wexler

The Geisha House – Evelyn Wexler

Paper, saddlestitched, 24 pp
$5.50 plus s&h
1992, ISBN 0-932412-05-X

These visionary erotic poems imagine the world of the geisha house with a female client and both male and female geishas.

Home
by Evelyn Wexler

I have been lost too much in temporary
places: hotels, weather, children, time.

Geisha house, long unvisited, waits.
The laughter of distant women,
closer now the murmur of men,
lcimonos of every color open and ready.

See light slash the night
between shunted walls.
Stones in the pool glitter.
Torches stay lit forever.

Inside me a palace.
A lamp streams from a casement.
Stars are painted on the skylight
but the

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Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler

Occupied Territory - Evelyn Wexler

Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler

Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp
$10 plus s&h
1994, ISBN 0-932412-06-8

“These intense, visceral poems cover the territory occupied by fear, pain, memory, loss and desire. The ultimate paradigm is that of the self–dual embodiment of victim and aggressor. Wexler’s clear, steady voice convinces us that everything is both personal and political.” — Jane Flanders

The Suitcase
by Evelyn Wexler

for Lukacs Denes

When he was nine
and on the run,
his mother gave him
a small maroon
leather suitcase.
He carried it with him
to all the places.
Taped inside the lid,
a cellophane envelope
of cyanide, in case
they caught him alive.

He lived

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