Bury Me in the Sky

Sara Comito, poetry and prose

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Many thanks to Rhino for including “Bury Me in the Sky” in its review series’ 2nd anniversary edition. Reviewer David O’Connor deemed it “the perfect antiserum for isolation.” You may read the review here.

Collaborative Reading – Colin Pope

One of my favorite things to happen in the last few weird, hazy, threatening months is this video, produced by my buddy Meg Tuite with Brian Mihok, bringing a pantheon of small press powerhouses together to read one powerful poem.

The piece is “Still Life with Casket in the Distance” from Colin Pope’s Why I Didn’t Go to your Funeral (Tolsun Books). The poetry brought me to tears, but so did the seamless presentation of so many poet friends filmed in their respective places of isolation.

Thanks to Bending Genres Productions for bringing this beauty to life.

Meg Tuite and Robert Vaughan

In the Bee Yard

After Rene Magritte’s Elective Affinities

Jonathan Cardew has launched a terrific series of video readings from contributors to the wonderful Bending Genres Anthology. What a great idea for the time of quarantine. I was asked to read The Germ Suspended, and decided the bee yard would be the perfect place. You can hear the neighbor kids engaged in some loud horseplay and the planes flying over from Page Field Airport near my Fort Myers home. This poem also appears in my book, Bury Me in the Sky, and came out of an ekphrastic exercise at Synergia Ranch during the 2019 Bending Genres retreat in New Mexico. Maybe I will see you there in September.

If you haven’t picked up the BG Anthology, you are missing out. Find it here.

Light on a Dark Road

Roger Williams of Florida Weekly argues, “Every month should be National Poetry Month, just like it should be National Remember-to-Breathe Month or National Bourbon-On-A-Bad-Day Month.”

I think you’ll enjoy his always compelling commentary, in which he kindly names me among some rather more accomplished Florida human beings and poets. Have a read, and if you’re having a bad day, maybe a bourbon to go with it. I hope you find some Light on a Dark Road.

Pithead Chapel

Bending Genres presented an online weekend workshop with the marvelous Alina Stefanescu titled “Subverting the Line Break.” It was a daring exercise for a long-time poet like me to do just what the workshop said. A prose poem called Dark Money was one of several pieces I generated from the workshop. It was then quickly picked up by the always fascinating Pithead Chapel. You can now read Volume 8, Issue 5. Thanks for Dina Relles and the crew there for supporting this new work.

Drunk Monkeys

Florida’s known for a lot of things. Sometimes all the things collide in an ecstatic moment of dysfunction at the intersection of migratory routes and entrenched stagnation. Simmering under it all is an undercurrent of devastating natural beauty. Ad astra to this poem. Thanks to the beloved Drunk Monkeys magazine for finding a constellation for it.