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Ain’t Got No

by Claudia Putnam

 

In grade three Scotty said I ain’t got no
lunch money. We were delighted.
We crowed, That means you do.
If you don’t have none, then you have
some. Mrs. Cole, otherwise kind,

had just taught us the double negative.
But Scotty, one of those kids always
moving, dirty, in trouble, starved for food,
kisses, laughter, anything and everything,
still had no money for lunch.

Some languages would let Scotty
have his doubled poverty. Russian,
for instance, negates everything.
U nevo ne bylo nichevo. Literally:
In his possession nothing of anything wasn’t.

U nevo is interesting. With him, beside him,
near him, in his possession, in his situation,
in his position, he is characterized by.
Most common English translation: he has.
U nevo nichevo. He has nothing.

English gathers round Scotty, jeering.
Don’t you know how to talk? Haven’t
you learned anything? Can’t you think?
Russian isn’t concerned with that logic.
Russian is concerned with nyet.

Nikovo nikogda nigde nichevo ne bylo.
No one never nowhere nothing was not.
A person with no lunch money could say,
U menya nichevo, ni deneg, ni obeda.
I am characterized by nothing,

nothing of money, nothing of lunch.

 

 

This Isn’t Really Happening

 

My black bird was bigger,
my mountains were burning.
The snows stopped coming

sometime around 1999. The wells
dried. The shower sputtering
with soap in my hair

so I was always late. That tame crow
someone set loose spying
through the skylight, jeering.

How many ways is that? Each year
the river running thinner,
fleeing its shrinking glacier.

The Arapaho said the thunderbird,
black as any bird
gets, lived just west of here.

Someone must have seen it,
the day it flapped away.
We don’t get regular afternoon

stunners the way we used to.
You could set your heart on
those 2 PM monsoons. Biblical

lightning, all that water. Now: rusting
Ponderosas, centuries old,
disrobing. All good things

must end. Perhaps nightmares
also end. Not perhaps
in our lifetimes.

Poor lost crow, these are not
the best of times
to be falling asleep.


 

Sync

 

A few months with other women,
a woman bleeds.

Ten years’ time, a woman synchronizes
with her man.

Over thousands of miles, your arousal
brings my body astir.

Men make movies, you said—now they loop
through my head.

Golden locks on our dark headboard,
naked ass raised.

If I were making this up, I’d be watching you
both; the camera’s on her.

Your currents churn through my body;
don’t think I don’t know.

 

 

 

BIO

Claudia Putnam’s work appears in I-70 Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, Literary Mama, Barrow Street, Artful Dodge, Cimarron Review, Confrontation, and in many other journals. A chapbook, Wild Thing in Our Known World, came out last year from Finishing Line and is available from Finishing Line Press and on Amazon. In 2011-12, she had the George Bennett Fellowship. In 2015, she’ll be at Kimmel Harding Nelson. www.claudiaputnam.com

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    Emil DeAndreis
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    Shae Krispinsky

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    Dorothy Chan
    A.J. Huffman
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    H. Alexander Shafer
    Amit Parmessur
    Rinzu Rajan
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    Marc Simon
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    Priscilla Mainardi
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    Max Sheridan
    Katja Zurcher
    Linda Nordquist
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    POETRY
    Jasmine Smith
    Lowell Jaeger
    Jose Flores
    Corey Mingura
    Katherine MacCue
    Calvero

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    Loren Kantor
    Keith Moul
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    SUMMER 2012

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    Brian S. Hart
    Jessica Caudill
    Amanda McTigue
    Leslie Johnson
    Brandon Bell
    Marija Stajic
    Rachel Bentley
    Rebecca Wright
    Orlin Oroschakoff

    POETRY
    Gretchen Mattox
    Mike Donaldson
    Lucie Winborne
    David Russomano
    Jess Minkert

    NONFICTION
    J.J. Anselmi
    Melanie Henderson
    S.M.B.
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    ART
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    Yi Gao
    Dallas Paterson
    Elias Duchowny

    INTERVIEW
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    SPRING 2012

    FICTION
    Eliezra Schaffzin
    Melissa Palmer
    Pamela Dreizen
    Claire Noonan
    Ben Orlando
    Joe Kilgore
    Francis Chung
    Kevin Ridgeway
    Karoline Barrett
    G.L. Williams

    POETRY
    Gale Acuff
    Susan King
    Ivy Page
    Sonali Gurpur
    Holly Day

    NONFICTION
    Henry F. Tonn
    Lily Murphy

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    Orlin Oroschakoff
    Chad Kaplan

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    WINTER 2011-2012

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    Ashley Inguanta
    Brooke Kwikkel
    Tegan Webb
    Ruth Webb
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    Keith Laufenberg
    Robert Sachs

    POETRY
    Geordie de Boer
    Amanda Hempel
    Lisa Sisler
    Garth Pavell

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    Brett Stout

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    Matt Thomas
    Tracy Auerbach
    Marko Fong
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    SUMMER 2011

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    Robert J. Miller
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    John Staley
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    William Boyle

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    Luke Ritta

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    SPRING 2011

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    Katie Lattari
    Karen Wodke
    Sudha Balagopal
    Eliza Snelling
    Rebecca Shepard
    Ron Koppelberger

    POETRY
    Mark DeCarteret
    Margaux Griffith
    Erica Ostergaard
    Sara Swanson

    NONFICTION
    Shorsha Sullivan
    Chelsea Wolfe
    Michael Burns
    Yu-Han Chao

    ART
    Heather Watts
    John Oliver Hodges
    Luke Ritta

    INTERVIEW
    Musician, Chelsea Wolfe

    WINTER 2010

    FICTION
    Joe Kilgore
    John Oliver Hodges
    Marianne Villanueva
    Marianne Villanueva
    Jesse Aufiery
    Michael Burns
    Brett Biebel
    Tetman Callis

    POETRY
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    Michael Fessler
    David McLean
    Jill Wright

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    Deanna Ong
    Sy Rosen
    Weisberg & Gousios

    ART
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    Joseph Bowman
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    FALL 2010

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    Jim Meirose
    Sarah Smith
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    Elizabeth Blandon

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    Samantha Zimbler
    Ricky Garni
    Robert HIll Long

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    Leigh Gaston
    Sy Rosen
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    JT Steiny
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    The Beautiful World of Pieter Nooten

    SUMMER 2010

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    REVIEW
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    ART
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      Greg Hill

      Bruce McRae

      A. A. Reinkeke

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      Natalie Crick

      Joseph Farley

      Dustin Lowman

      Tamer Mostafa

      Melissa Watt

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      Christina Bavone

      Sarah Blumrich

      Seth King

      Maria Marrocchino

      Judith Roitman

      Siavash Saadlou

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      Lana Bella

      Janet Buck

      D.G. Geis

      Ashley Inguanta

      Oliver Timken Perrin

      Brad Rose

      Lucas Shepherd

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      Marcella Benton

      Sean Howard

      Kjell Nykvist

      Josey Parker

      Elizabeth Perdomo

      Domenic James Scopa

      FALL 2015 POETS

      Some impressive new work from six outstanding poets. Enjoy each and every one.

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      Karen Corinne Herceg

      Bruce McRae

      Alan Reese

      Lauren Vargas

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      Variations on a Buddha Shove • Ten Paintings by Matisse
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      Robin Wyatt Dunn
      The Glowing Adventure • Live at Five • Strange Horizons

      Hannah Frishberg
      Amtrak • Danse Macabre • This Social Generation

      René Ostberg
      Bioluminescent Bay • Aisling • Coconut

      Jon Riccio
      Streaming • Prompt • Separate Recyclables

      Emily Strauss
      Going on Vacation • The Sky Leaps to Light

      Spring POETRY 2015

      Featuring some impressive new work from seven outstanding poets. We hope you enjoy them all.

      Sandra Rokoff-Lizut
      April Fool • On Polliwog Pond • As Oregon winter begins

      Marina Carreira
      Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos • Requiem for the Heart – En Route to Montreal, on Our Anniversary

      Kent Kosack
      Spent Grains • The Attic • Your Hair • Commute

      Claudia Putnam
      Ain’t Got No • This Isn’t Really Happening • Sync

      Kelly Thompson
      Legacy • Colorado • Shape of a Song

      John Lowther
      Selections from 555

      Gerard Sarnat
      Where Erasers and Wastebaskets and I am Kept

      Winter POETRY 2014-15

      Featuring some great new work from an excellent group of poets. We hope you enjoy each and every one.

      Ho Cheung (Peter) Lee
      Coffee • Without • 2700 fps • Eaden

      Colin Dodds
      Loneliness Grow Stranger the Larger It Becomes • Secrets of the Modern Race • Rooms Without End

      Kevin McCoy
      Phone Rings • A Thousand Threads • King Street Aberdeen

      John McKernan
      The Thin Scar on Susan’s Right Wrist • Why Do Soldiers • Birthday Numero 47 • Public Park

      Tamer Mostafa
      Sniper’s Rhythm • Walk to the Coffee Shop • The Dealers are Sleeping

      Tim Roberts
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      FALL POETRY 2014

      Featuring fresh new work from an exceptional group of poets. We hope you enjoy each and every one.

      R.A. Allen
      Disclaimer • Future Bright • Side Work Sonatina

      Christopher Suda
      Wonder is a Wooden Leg • Caterpillars

      Kim Suttell
      As a Skinny Girl • Pierre • Acceptance • Pieces

      Robert Lavett Smith
      Sable • After Thirty Years • An Accident of Weather

      John Ronan
      Every Day is Garbage Day, Somewhere • Hanky Panky (A love song)

      POETRY – Summer 2014

      Featuring excellent new poetry from a talented group of writers. We hope you enjoy reading each and every word.

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      Adoration #109, Adoration #110, Adoration #111

      Persephone Abbott
      A Bucket of Water, The Pear in Her Lap, I Want for Powder, Rambunctious Love Fix Me, Short Florida Saga

      Daniel Fitzgerald
      Dust Storm, Caress, Professional Courtesy

      Simon Perchik
      New Poems

      Joseph Ferguson
      Rain on the Lake, The Hawk, Goose Woman

      Sharon Rothenfluch Cooper
      Discordant Song, Fever, Tracings, Reflections, Falls’ Bright Flush, Sweeping Gestures

      Shelby Stephenson
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      Adefisayo Adeyeye
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