Angelo Maneage

Angelo Maneage is a famous grocery clerk and recipient of the 2017 Academy of American Poets’ Alberta Turner Poetry Prize. He has work in Hobart, Sprung Formal, LEVELER, and around other places. He is co-founder of Long Long Journal and a poetry editor for BARNHOUSE. He lives in Northeast Ohio.

WAKE, ZIPLINE by Angelo Maneage

The waters are synchronized. There is a decanter of coffee fuming. Grandma is sad. Eating pizza, strangely. Songs are playing, strangely, and I catch one directly above the table we are at in this separate room (but all the doors were open, so it was more like a section of a bigger room, like a house is a room with sections of itself). My grandma, aunt, grandpa, my Uncle Bobby are all sitting here, with a few other people and pastries that are covered that I’m told to eat but confused to because they are not eaten. Pizza boxes were…

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