Tony Tost

(1975 / Springfield, Missouri / United States)

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Tony Tost (born 1975) is an American poet, critic and screenwriter. His first poetry book Invisible Bride won the 2003 Walt Whitman Award judged by C.D. Wright.
Tost was born in Springfield, Missouri, and raised in Enumclaw, Washington. He is a graduate of both Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington and College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. Tost graduated with a ... more »

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Night Song

Sustain sublime
you who be trying
become the song that can
at last understand you
drone back
before your first experience
and act
as you understand song to be
tape-loop logos is into resistance
a note Xeroxed inexorably back to where this belongs

a song
why is there something
instead of everything
we were together as ghosts at first
thrust forward
each as the others’ longing
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