I Set Them To Dance With One Another

Writers and readers:

Rust+Moth is many things; it is was always will be a place where we—writers and readers alike—make poetry together. For all the authors, for all the readers, for all of you: I am truly grateful.

Above all, however, Rust+Moth is something I do for fun with my friends: Josiah, Suncerae, and Michael. It is was always will be a way to stay close to them, across distance and time. For that, above all else, I am truly most grateful.

When the Rust+Moth 10th Anniversary print addition arrives, I will offer a poem. It is a poem created from lines that struck me most as I re-read every poem published. It serves to support the idea that readers and writers are all doing the same work, and that there is no separation between our words, between us. For now, though, I’ll offer this list of specific authors and poems who have meant a great deal to me, and let them also serve as the contributor’s list index for the impending print issue special edition poem.

—Matthew Payne

 

Author Index:

CLAIRE PAYNE
After BBC News…
JOSIAH SPENCE
Crowds of Memories
JULIA KOLCHINSKY DASBACH
After the Stars Fell
MICHAEL YOUNG
Whisky and Coke
JULIA KOLCHINSKY DASBACH
After the Stars Fell
VANESSA BISSERETH
Private Garrett “Pretty Boy” Woods
VANESSA BISSERETH
Untitled
DANE LANGSJOEN
She and I
CHEN-OU LIU
We Are Haunted By Names
TRIIN PAJA
River’s Flame
MITCHELL KING
The Summer I Stole My Dead Sister’s Ashes And Tried To Carry Her Across State Lines To See The Ocean That She Had Never Seen
And No One Understood Why I Was The Prairie Rain
ISADORA SERRANO
Death Is Easy To Hold
A.E. CLARK
In Answer to a Question About Place (2007)
JULIA NORTON
Sometimes I Look at Her and See a Closed Casket Funeral
SUNCERAE SMITH
II
J.A. BATTY
The Insomniac Lodger
ALICIA HOFFMAN
Here Will Burn For Us
GAIL LANGSTROTH
Depende de
J.A. BATTY
The Insomniac Lodger
ARIANA D. DEN BLEYKER
A Bridge of You, to Myself,
to the Parts of the Bees’ Bodies Embedded in Our Flesh
J.A. BATTY
Start With Blue
ISADORA SERRANO
Death Is Easy To Hold
ELLEN STONE
Container of Souls
MARK TWOMBLY
Untitled 2
STEFFI LANG
Bird-Shaped City
MICHAEL YOUNG
Walk. Early Evening.
ALAINA PEPIN
Guide Her Eyes to Lightning
DARREN C. DEMAREE
What The Gun Eats #77
MATTHEW DAVID MANNING
Arrhythmia
KRISTEN CASE
Legato
JENS LANGSJOEN
A Desperate Moment
MAYAPRIYA LONG
A Few Weeks of Pain
—and After—September, 1991
LUKE LANGSJOEN
The Uberpsyche
ELLIOTT FREEMAN
Lighthouse Words
LAZARUS JENKINS
Untitled #1
MIKE RODRIGUEZ
Untitled #3
DANE LANGSJOEN
Ad Nauseum
ANN V. DEVILBISS
Spell to Reveal Origin
PETER SAGNELLA
The Sod Hatch
ISADORA SERRANO
Death Is Easy To Hold
AVA C. CIPRI
The Groundskeeper
ADAM J. GELLINGS
Headstone
ISADORA SERRANO
Untitled
CHELSEA DINGMAN
From the Gravid Woman (after the miscarriages)
DAVID ANTHONY SAM
Transit
JILL WHITE
Shapeshifter
JASON GRAY
We Are the Dearly Beloved
TASHA GRAFF
Long Weekend
JENNIFER J. PRUIETT-SELBY
Mood Ring & Memory
STEPHEN MILLS
There Are Certain Hours
CLAIRE PAYNE
Writing Words Letters Lines
REBECCA KINZIE BASTIAN
Strié
JENNIFER K. SWEENEY
A quiet like caves, a canyon
TALLON KENNEDY
Form through Deformation
G. J. SANFORD
On Bremerton Ferry
KATE PEPER
Holes
DANIEL LASSELL
Brim
SUNCERAE SMITH
I
SARAH JORDAN STOUT
Advice for a Young Woman Who Suddenly Finds Herself as a Mermaid Without a Man Or, Between Us Girls
DANE KUTTLER
How to Begin the Awful Day
SAMUEL HUGHES
Landscape with Human Figures
KATIE GLEASON
How to survive a miscarriage
KEVIN DEL PRINCIPE
Hawk Hearts
COOPER WILHELM
Vigilance is the Price of Mercy
DOUGLAS LUMAN
A Beginner’s Guide to Hermeticism
JACKSON HOLBERT
Creation Story
MICHAEL YOUNG
What Follows Is an Experiment
BRIANNA J. PIKE
Seed
SAFWAN KHATIB
A Foreword to Armageddon
ALINA RIOS
Inheritance
VALERIE WALLACE
Winged
MARVIN SHACKELFORD
The Final Speech
ELAINE MCGINTY
For N
JENNY SCHEUCH
What I Heard
CLAIRE PAYNE
Sure
JASON GRAY
Twilight
TAMMY ROBACKER
Reading Rousseau at the Seattle Women’s Clinic
SCHEREZADE SIOBHAN
moray
SUZANNE LANGLOIS
Nightmare
MOLLY DAVIDSON
Fraternal Elegy
ARIANA D. DEN BLEYKER
Hard Winter
J.A. BATTY
Here’s Your Hat
MATTHEW DAVID MANNING
Arrhythmia
LORENA PARKER MATEJOWSKY
Big Bend, Now and Then
KEITH PRATHER
Perhaps Tomorrow
ANDREW DAVIDSON
Nighttime Thoughts
KATHLEEN JONES
End to End
MICHAEL YOUNG
6.20.9
ELYSIA SMITH
First: Do No Harm
BABO KAMEL
Against the bark
TASHA GRAFF
Sunday conversation with my grandmother
MICHAEL WAYNE HAMPTON
Diary
J.A. BATTY
The Salon
J.A. BATTY
Clean White Heart
BUDDY PRATHER
Guided by Mist
(A Lenten Poem)
SUZANNE FIELD-RABB
The Day and Night of the Healing Heart
J.A. BATTY
Black Light