Abstract Magazine International | Kinship with Instincts by Peter Manos
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Kinship with Instincts by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine


Finding citing vivid insights tiring

I’m idling, childish, in hiding, minding

swirling birds girding virgin birch, flirting

in whirlwind skirmishings, chirping birthrights

within this singing, fix’d in strict limits.


Within this singing, fix’d in strict limits,

is it diminishing intrinsic bliss

if its limits imprint kinship with it?

About the author:

The poetry of Peter Arvan Manos has been published in Yellow Chair Review, Eunoia Review, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Atlanta Review, Provo Canyon Review, Avocet Poetry Journal, Parody Poetry Journal, Prolific Press, and the Elohi Gaduji Journal, among others.

Peter has written two poetry chapbooks, Walt Whitman’s Wolves, and Myriads. He also authors a monthly column on renewable sources of electricity in Transmission & Distribution World Magazine.

Peter grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, by shores that were beautiful or horrid depending on the tides, the wind, and whether or not you were looking toward or away from the sewage plant or garbage dump. He remains happily confused about the distinctions we make between nature and technology.

Art: Photography by Alison Prine

In the artist’s words: 

Alison Prine’s debut collection of poems, Steel, won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was released in January 2016. Steel was named a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, Shenandoah, Field and Prairie Schooner among others. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she works as a psychotherapist.


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