Thursday, January 26, 2017

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL, a vast garden of literary comeliness, just published two of my poems


just published two of my poems.  This journal is based in Nigeria. The poems are in the section: ACROSS THE OCEANS

WITCHING THE WORLD
By Sergio A. Ortiz

Real loneliness is like a window
from wherein you cannot hear a thing.

My loneliness is the tracks
at a train crossing, a damnation

of gunfire and impact. In silence
my name: the instant at which the gods

finally forget to call. I keep thinking,
sing to yourself and survive. Expand

to infinity like a deaf man expands
his voice in a dream.


ABYSSES
By Sergio A. Ortiz

I live between two abysses
The staggering patience
of him who walks far too long
to lean on the rail of a footbridge
―my only afternoon ceremony―
to watch the water roll by
And the enormous impatience
of him who wants to reach
the end zone at all costs
but only sees the size
of his insomnia
and jumps off the bridge
into your bosom

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Sergio A. Ortiz is a Puerto Rican poet and the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee, a four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sergio A. Ortiz es poeta puertorriqueño que escribe en inglés y español. Actualmente trabaja en su primera colección de poesía, Elephant Graveyard, Cementerio de Elefantes. Ha sido nominado al premio Pushcart en dos ocasiones, al Best of the Web en cuatro ocasiones, y al Best of the Net, 2016. 2do lugar Premio Ramón Ataz de Poesía, 2016. Sus poemas han aparecido, o están por aparecer, en revistas literarias como: Letralía, Chachala Review, The Accentos Review, Resonancias, por mencionar algunos.

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