Zach Savich

The Most Again

Videos onto windows, windows boarded with the prettiest wood. And what now won’t come to seem like innocence, and extradition. Pleasure educates.
A single strand of onion in the dough gave savor.
Preliminaries on the patio, the genial squander of a public afternoon…
Longevity in the violin student’s bow, fixed in its case. She thumbed a string…
Painted the boarded windows white, so snow.

Boats Collect at the Mouth

I curl a vine as though that cares for the vine

Too small to be displaced

Place pulling weeds

Pries free the bricks

Stars out
Tall as a clawfoot tub

Has my orgy been too apparent
Is my painting snow

The things I like are the things that happen

Cut once,

Day Named Firmament

New rust: a fertile and promising orange

Was the first word instead
Was the first word especially now

The purpose still being able to say
Purpose or being

My steamship needs nothing but the steam it makes
Moving over the water

Clover can take it from here

However Early We Wake Is Morning

Hour before vendors are allowed to sell
Join in soccer at the market’s edge
Is this tree the goal
Should we continue chasing down the street

Let it be morning whenever you read

A person calling into the pines
A name,
And here

Small stalks
In an emptied barrow

Zach Savich is the author of four books of poetry, including Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2014), and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011). His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Award, the Omnidawn Chapbook Award, and other honors. He teaches in the BFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series.
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Susan Lewis ( is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.