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Mud City is an online literary journal promoting the ideals and vision of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA Program.

Michael Lambert

Michael Lambert is author of Circumnavigation, (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), loosely based on self-propelled travel in North America. The recipient of a 2015 residency at the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, recent work has appeared in Bayou Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Timber Journal. He lives in Tuscaloosa while pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama. 

Michael Lambert is author of Circumnavigation, (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), loosely based on self-propelled travel in North America. The recipient of a 2015 residency at the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, recent work has appeared in Bayou Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Timber Journal. He lives in Tuscaloosa while pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama. 

from All Intensive Purposes

“—the water’s fine, come in and drown.”

                                    -John Berryman


Tell me something wonderful.

Like, you know, how some people will swerve

At hemlock on narrow streets just to make things interesting—

Their faces as calm as Hindu cows. Lynchpin rev

 

Ival got me like: It’s my money and I want it

Blown out of a humongous bolo tie!  Smokestack light

Ning, for heavensake. Better-had pick up some

Gizzards at the next Texaco, Llewellyn.

 

We’re in for a liverspotted potshot, sending holy

Water to the hydrophobics. Hallucinating John

Thoreau—Henry’s brother—who nicked him

Self shaving and died of Tetanus.

 

Lockjawed horse named “Traveller,” Robert E. Lee’s noble ste

Ed, stepped on a rusty nail now he’s a white girl. What?