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Angele Ellis

Angele Ellis

Angele Ellis’s latest book is “Under the Kaufmann’s Clock” (Six Gallery Press), a hybrid valentine to her adopted city, with photos by Rebecca Clever. She also is author of “Spared” (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook), and “Arab on Radar” (Six Gallery), whose poems won her a fellowship from the PA Council on the Arts.

At Western Psych

On the dayroom TV screen, the Gladiator hallucinates in the desert. Golden lions and ghost horses scream. Filmed light flickers like tears on drugged un/​watchful faces. Everyone is shoeless, their socks dark green. The water fountain is bandaged in a towel, leaking like a bad burn. The inmates queue to drink the dribble,…
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