Hand-Me-Down God by Julianza (Julie) Shavin

We’re excited to publish this manuscript.  Why are we excited to publish this manuscript?  Read the poem below, and you’ll see why we’re excited.  We’re excited by good poetry.  You can read the full collection here free through WISH.

A New Coronation

There has to be a better hospital than this world
better beds and end beds finally sliding beneath us
white and welcoming, better sacraments
than getting our yellow jellos down —
There must to be something other
than the rubric of tubes and tears
a better balustrade
than supra-conscious parades
and their tinctures of tomorrows –
Yes, surely there is a better embalming
in Fall, a new Fall, – up, upwards,
with a kinder, blue-collared coroner –
something other than this
card-carrying clinic of woe with promises
like genetic-holed hearts, and multi-scoped eyes
boring into our innards –
somewhere one cannot possibly wish to
or lose the will to, kill the supplicant self.


Published by

Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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