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OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


Poems by Irene Koronas


painting by Irene Koronas >

"Book Cover for holyrit, by Irene Koronas


hoyl                 lyoh            ohly
lohy                 yohl            olyh
ohyl                 lyho            lhyo
yolh                 oyhl            hlyo

unifi part surf, an alteration
a second yibud in reverse
persed hibbus hours mini
in his                       stand
mouth                     up
the other one utters cleave
ith lower travel. grave op.
female is on hand adonay

          elohim yireh lo
          ba-she le-olah
          beni. is hint root


spatula tales

increase in penetration
scotopic nuance
sub-divide tapes a large
coated screen, blot near left
gradation 2 ground
gather batter
                    see diagram
opposite pavement, make 2
colors look alike. subtract desire
in spite fix leftover square
rods and psycho roof.
light blue content
beige empty


glass corner

ark screen preacher
an attic statue. jesus frames
surplus blue eyes
pads in wicca cage

pink and gray cavity. large
upper lip corners mouth

grave hymn faucets
cynical yellow

a single fold blade. sugar spoon
and match box torso
safety pin side exit


Irene Koronas is the author of numerous collections of xperimental writing. Her individual collections include declivities (BlazeVOX, 2018), Volume III in her Grammaton Series, ninth iota (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2018), Volume II in her Grammaton Series and Codify (Éditions du Cygne, 2017), Volume I in her Grammaton Series). Her xperimental writing and sauvage art have been published in BlazeVOX, The Boston Globe, Cambridge Chronicles, Clarion, E·ratio, Lummox, New Mystics, Otoliths, Pop Art, Poesy, Presa, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Silver Pinion and Word For/Word. She is an internationally acclaimed painter and digital artist, having exhibited at the Tokyo Art Museum Japan, the Henri IV Gallery, the Ponce Art Gallery, Gallery at Bentley College and the M & M Gallery. She's a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and is the Publisher and Managing Editor of X-Peri.

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