Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 14 • Summer 2005 • Featured Lodestar Writer • Poetry

The Myth of the Mediterranean Sperm

Jean Sénac,
translated from the French by Justin Vicari

1
Dedication

2
The Stele

3
The Rope

4
Footrace

5
The Bar-&-Grills Are Sleeping

6
The Virgins Are Giving It Up

7
The Raft of the Medusa

8
The Beautiful Brothels

9
Anti

10
The Dawns

11
But You

12
Torrid

13
Black's Black

14
And All This Skin

15
Do It Again, Jaaaa...

16
One Last Dream, Margot, Before Dying

17
Hyperprism BSM

18
End Notes

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Jean Sénac was a teacher, soldier, and writer. He was the author of numerous collections of poems, including Citoyens de beautÚ and Jubilation, and one novel, Ébauche du père: pour en finir avec l'enfance. Following the Algerian revolution, he worked in the Ministry of Education in Algeria and for Radio-Algiers with a daily program, PoÚsie sur tous les fronts. He was the founder of the magazines Soleil, Terrasses, and cofounder of Galery 54. He was murdered, possibly because of his political beliefs, in August 1973 in Algiers. More information (in French): French Wikipedia: Jean Sénac.

Justin Vicari's work appears or is forthcoming in Interim, Rhino, Eclipse, Slant, Spillway, Gin Bender Poetry Review, Poetry Motel, Third Coast, Disquieting Muses Quarterly, Softblow, and other reviews. He is the author of chapbooks "In a Garden of Eden" (Plan B Press) and "Woman Bathing Light to Dark" (forthcoming from Toad Press, 2006). In 2005, one of his poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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