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Brandon Marlon
Brandon Marlon

Brandon Marlon is a writer from Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.A. in Drama & English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in English from the University of Victoria. His poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and his writing has been published in 300 publications in 30 countries.

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Streetside Mattress

The main stain, amber and oblong, repulsesbut stay with it a moment, riveted by curiosityto an artifact of quotidian art, testimonial of bodily fluids and flakes(its memory foam a record preserving rough-and-tumble activity by night and day),locus of dreamscapes and grotesque soundsthe likes of which are seldom heard elsewhere,which, I don’t mind noting, is probably […]

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Socotra

Dragon’s blood tree boughs stretch upwardsfrom a grove in the limestone plain, well within view of red granite peaks whitened by lichenand towering above snails, beetles, lizards, and freshwater crabs, endemic denizens of an archipelago isolated in space and time. While monsoon winds reshape dunes,islanders trudge past the fuchsia desert rose whose rotund trunk belies […]

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Also the Land Will I Remember

A wreath of beams illumes the auroral hourwhen the wolf dozes but the falcon, sentineling and peckish, espies its repaste scudding far below unknowingly in vain. Necklaced lakes reflect the light to keep it from penetrating to the depths of their secrets accumulated as sediment, the aggregate of generations. The seasonable breeze tickles petals of everytexture, […]

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