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OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


Poems from lithic cornea by Irene Koronas

painting by Irene Koronas >

"The Cleaving of Biface", by Irene Koronas


transregional drought isolates totality
the complex elite toss. perennial
hokam (chapter 4-7) tertiary ripward

move or destruct

wobbles two thousand
oscillation shapes clump grass
the dry rain peak

kiowa tanoan

eagle four miles short
a heart knot



plumes friction. two profiles
separate neck canyon. v-notch
(tselaa) push or pot water

bridge cords a hundred
foot timber pelting wind
toehold long walk

9,000, 2,000 die

roundup, escape. hideout horn.
hospinini grave creek mound.
copper beads the adena complex

tuber marsh elder bats


Irene Koronas is the author of numerous collections of xperimental writing. Her Grammaton Series includes holyrit (BlazeVOX, 2019), Volume IV, declivities (BlazeVOX, 2018), Volume III, ninth iota (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2018), Volume II and Codify (Éditions du Cygne, 2017), Volume I. Her collections include Turtle Grass (Muddy River Books, 2014), Emily Dickinson (Propaganda Press, 2010) and Pentakomo Cyprus (Červená Press, 2009). Her xperimental writing and sauvage art have been published in Alligatorzine, BlazeVOX,The Boston Globe, Cambridge Chronicles, E·ratio, New Mystics, Offcourse, Otoliths, Poesy, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Silver Pinion and Word For/Word. She is the Publisher of X-Peri. Her website is

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