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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Holms Troelstrup’s “i don’t miss”

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This selection is from Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny.

i don’t miss

but
I saw lips on string’s skybound
pull toward the east
pull toward the west
facing north
a brief chorus of ivory bullets
competing for space

in the passing
I missed the light
refracted infinitely against
a setting refrain of grounded strings

I wanted wings
I wanted sky
to keep your song in bloom

This selection comes from Holms Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny, available from co•im•press. Purchase your copy here!

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms’s work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois, where she runs Holmsy Handmade, which produces all-natural soy and beeswax candles.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewWest Wind Review, HobartNinth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Holms Troelstrup’s “span”

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This selection comes from Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny

span

it was bright out when you came
all the grays singing into brown and green
watching was full of ease
but knowing those first limbs pushed against brick and mortar to come to
first you were stencil
then heart shape
then bone
postcard
then letter
then map
and I may hold my questions
brimming over you
but you have your keep
your reach

This selection comes from Holms Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny, available from co•im•press. Purchase your copy here!

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms’s work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois, where she runs Holmsy Handmade, which produces all-natural soy and beeswax candles.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewWest Wind Review, HobartNinth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Holms Troelstrup’s “moonlighting”

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This selection is from Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny.

moonlighting

squinting out from my nest of your cellulite I tongued your skin
aglow with the swell of meaty taste you leave
maybe I’ll holiday in acne pockets
weekend in salty nostrils
could you catch me parasiting?
boosting your mites and cilia
could you scratch deep with grainy fingernails where skin
tufts over skin, find me licking you, swollen with charbroiled soy, off my lips
and love me too?

This selection comes from Holms Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny, available from co•im•press. Purchase your copy here!

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms’s work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois, where she runs Holmsy Handmade, which produces all-natural soy and beeswax candles.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewWest Wind Review, HobartNinth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Holms Troelstrup’s “murder”

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This selection comes from Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny

murder

wasn’t it rhythm that kept us from teetering off the limb
the push of skin and tendency to stretch and contract

and though her wings held tight to closure
her squaw a barking prism
the murder of crows lifts from the yard
in an orchestrated motion of levity
and leave

maybe we missed the edge
going straight for distance
a bullied sound between the walls

This selection comes from Holms Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny, available from co•im•press. Purchase your copy here!

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms’s work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois, where she runs Holmsy Handmade, which produces all-natural soy and beeswax candles.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewWest Wind Review, HobartNinth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

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The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Holms Troelstrup’s “In the sunflower”

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This selection is from Troelstrup’s book, Within Mutiny.

in the sunflower

took your green and raised you neon
aching
arching
panting for the break
new skinlike new bodies
blasting bright
ackward
bellydancing whiles
you babies blaring from your soil, on to mine
tho
I must keep short indulgence
mother of logic
and we
codependant orgs
play this pace of dusting plates
and turning
and looking
and reaching for another spot

This selection comes from Holms Troelstrup’s book Within Mutiny, available from co•im•press. Purchase your copy here!

Holms Troelstrup received her MA from Illinois State University where she was the Sutherland Fellow in poetry and recipient of the William Morgan Poetry award. She was a previous winner of The Guild Complex Very Short Fiction competition. Currently, Holms’s work can be found in Dirty : Dirty (Jaded Ibis Press), SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), Limestone, and online at Moria and Seven Corners (7C). Holms teaches writing at Bradley University and resides in Bloomington, Illinois, where she runs Holmsy Handmade, which produces all-natural soy and beeswax candles.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently four sparks fall: a novella (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, 2013) and, with Erin Elizabeth Smith, Skate or Die (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewWest Wind Review, HobartNinth Letter, and Phoebe, among others. A weightlifter, crafter, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she serves as the Associate Editor of Sundress Publications, Founding Editor of Flaming Giblet Press, and Literary Arts Director for the Sundress Academy of the Arts.

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