Poetry

Joe Dolce: Sense of Out-of-Place

Sense of Out-of-Place Barbecue. Unincorporated community in North Carolina. Bastardstown. Townland in Wexford, Ireland (Irish name: Baile Bhastaird). Batman. City, in Turkey, threatened to sue Warner Bros for use of name. Bitch Mountain. Summit in Essex County, New York. Boring, Oregon. Sister city to Dull, Scotland, and Bland, NSW. Boquete. Small town in Panama. (Boquete is Portuguese slang for “blowjob”.) California. After an island, in the Spanish novel Las Sergas de Esplandián (1500), inhabited only by black women, ruled by Queen Calafia. Port Circumcision. Cove in Petermann Island, Antarctica. Coffin Top. Mountain in South Georgia. Dead Women Crossing. Bridge in…

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