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Spring/Summer 2001Volume II Issue II


portal to our archives

from the editors

failbetter presents

who we are & how to submit


M Sarki's poems have been published in the New Orleans Review; Borderlands, A Texas Review of Poetry; elimae; Archipelago and other literary publications. 

A first collection of poems titled ZIMBLE ZAMBLE ZUMBLE, edited with a foreword by Gordon Lish, has recently been published by elimae books and can be found on the web at

M Sarki is also Associate Poetry Editor at 5_Trope.

The Replete Performance of 

My Only Esquire

M Sarki

Precious, you have no pod.
And your navicular
Has been scalped from

Your cover. No less, you
Are still a fabulous blugg
To scrawm. But here,

Darling, the rim is
Unsteady. And the palea
Complex. But you-- my

God! --you are
Pugnacious. All
Bruit and thutter.

2001 by M Sarki

Also by M Sarki:

Everything for Moppel

Descending Argot of a Retired Hog Farmer

Daniella in the Palace