Friday, April 28, 2017

“Things Said To Be Ineffable" by Mark Yakich

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April 28, 2017

Things Said To Be Ineffable

Mark Yakich

About This Poem


"The word that one of the lovers has made up might be effable, which really isn't made up at all—it's just gone out of use. Effable sounds like an imprecation, a word that stems from precari, meaning 'to pray.' One likes to think that lovers enjoy a lot of praying, not with their words but with their bodies."
—Mark Yakich


Mark Yakich is the author of The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes (Eyewear Publishing, 2017). He teaches at Loyola University and lives in New Orleans.

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The Dangerous Book of Poetry for Planes

(Eyewear Publishing, 2017)

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