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.