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Mark Olival-Bartley studied applied linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University, attaining B.A. and M.A. degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language, and poetry at the City College of New York. He is now writing a dissertation on the sonnets of E. A. Robinson at LMU, where he tutors composition alongside editing flyers on poetry and style. His poems and translations have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the resident poet at EcoHealth, where his science-themed verse is regularly featured, and a senior copyeditor at Review of International American Studies. He also teaches at Münchner Volkshochschule and leads the Amerikahaus Literaturkreis.

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Lake Wildwood, 2016

As we gabble
  over root beer,
playing Scrabble
  Easter morning,

Nana smiles,
  aptly regal,
laying tiles
  Q10+U1+E1+E1+N1.

Mark Olival-Bartley

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.













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