issue 12 FEATURE: AMARANTH BORSUK
ASMR POEM-STIMULUS TEST #1
Slip some fixture, some tenterhook shimmer. A fictive pinprick to unstick a busker. It’d’ve couldn’t’ve wouldn’t’ve wintering waited for tickertape’s fricative pulchritude. Backstrokers’ rainslickers littoral glittering’s peppermint nanotech all-at-once giggling. Minimum mumbling, a bumbler lumberjack, titterer scissoring alfalfa lophophores. In this bubblebath losslessness uncunning excesses iterate clipperships’ simpering essences. Somewhere a caftaned carpenter stutterer shufflesteps sashaying reverse assessors. Massless, a willowwood matchsticks a watchspring, listening listlessly, hastening harpsichords.
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch. Her previous books are Handiwork; and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented-reality poems created with Brad Bouse. Her collaborative projects include Abra, The Deletionist, and Whispering Galleries. Borsuk teaches at the University of Washington, Bothell, in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.