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A Poem by Chip Livingston

A Poem by Chip Livingston

Author: Poetry Editor

July 10, 2019

This week, a poem by Chip Livingston.


The Saints of the Republic


There have been so many gods of love
Eras of religious eros     heroes
Studded in exaltations secular

Examining the exaltations missed
And advantaged     exalting questions
Interpreted secular     erogenous excess

Sects dedicated to eros     heroic
Exhalations     anatomical devotions
There are so many gods of love


CHIP LIVINGSTON is the author of a novel, a book of stories, and two poetry collections. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and on the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation websites. Chip teaches in the low-rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico and lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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