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“Press Enter to Send”
by Morgan Racine
// published in 2016
// sale price $0.85
// poetry
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by Morgan Racine// a Pen & Anvil chapbook
Morgan Racine

Morgan Racine is fond of Robert Frost and densely lyrical rap. She graduated with a degree in computer science and presently works in that field, writing most of her poems while at the office.

“the bottles/ run dry with only the glass/ to remember them.”

// from "Small Talk "

This slim packet was written by a software-maker who plays with poetry on the side. So, we wonder: What does a poetic coder notice? The oppositions which populate the everyday. Signs say much, and we talk of nothing. We breathe in, we breathe out; poison and oxygen; sunlight and shadow. The young larks are gone from the nest; the nest is full of the absence of the young larks. Technology connects us, and preserves the distances between us. Gradually the implausibilities and near-contradictions pile up, wistful and anxious, awaiting compilation into workable code.

About this chapbook series:

These bite-sized booklets are a mouthful of literature each, intended to be read in a single sitting. When you’re done with one, pass it along! Look for them lying around in Boston, Portland, or New York City. When you see one waiting to be read, go ahead and pick it up. Give it a home in your hands for a ten-minute lit snack. Then when you’re finished, leave it behind for the next person to find, in an ATM lobby, on a train station bench, in the coffeeshop, at the pub.

To request a single copy of any chapbook in the series, or a set of copies in bulk quantity so you can pepper them around your neighborhood, just contact the Pen & Anvil Press and we can put a plan together to mail some over to you. You can reach us via the good folks at the Boston Poetry Union, PO Box 15274 Boston MA 02215. If you don’t have a stamp, feel free to send us an email.