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OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


"NOV", a poem by Irene Koronas

chance correlates
foresee their hint recede
with lipsplints hermes tongues
the bare khôra with braskin nullus

counters his cumoff with emigrate
he rids our cosmo knot leash
their decor marriage vents
the scrub sputterwide cirrus

call redlegs

quadrilateral their spicus gull 
eighty percent thigh lapwing
each rickle stylus ready
for close climax lift as curdle

reveal the paganist

thorns abjure his arousal
her arousal a fly on herring
slowgrow on hip a final cock
yes on torchtete yes on headfull

yes on layacross

yes on fingersluice
the stagger thrust a pious
huff visits hermes thick lear
open the book with believers

flightsand explains ash nettle

causality left to right drives
us to clear you and me and i
and he and her and us
we being thrumy

fills yesplay

ark on cobble genitals
vats on their back

fall open dissorats teeth
and gnaw scarspeech
drip comb on spikenard
we sneak in a hybrid visitation

saffron palanquin from cedar

a curtain from cypress wood
or amanuenses as poopagand
curses the spectre risen
fullest in anthropocentriad

vasion a dioxix a cogon

loosestrife harmony a militant
thicksnare and liaison advance
as paranoiac adonis romes
the thornapple veneer and covers

muffway their known hold

montagues arrangement we the intent
sleep while we propagate drowsy
heck bite my thumb crutch my fount
from your vein our common root

aurora my tep struck breast

filament substitutes despite a spat
peripatetics censer she consents
to busty men who with me burn
with us your leaf language upain

existup and upturn

blue pimpernel cowheat fiftyfive percent
bined on biolog or chipgerm by order link
or dorpatasms nuance please remain online
aworthy knot lug victual

doubt civisnorts bush behind me

and redegg monologues close the think
assetsense sense and table sensect
antisencents autosense unsense senses
as entax mallet a need senses
i mean energy eats more than begins
then wages hive this one then they
moremore sense than their petipeanarrats

repeat after me resemble bottom aspattack

senses super shell and by and by its
feral horn rootling lump sprout
an analogue interlocutor whose offness
graces their note premembers grain

traits and yes it will spill into a dugout

thresh shrine with harden figures
who believe that weed plots grind mustard
parataxis close to horten thorn unable to
disbreed or even permit a strict containment

while a fifth column rerotion trick

we gant gain again and again it exists
on a fallen scaled comma a backward
punctual and simult quotidian twin
he and i sickle solipsism deposits and snug

the bare gap stimuli

the discontinued rational from strata
retribution a fascinother from lexicon
a couplet or bound branch for the hook
wind to cut seven thousand cuticles

alms fold us into a vertical
flut foam on urine channel


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)  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, perspektive, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art and Word For/Word. She is the Publisher of X-Peri & Var(2x). Her website is

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