Mark Yakich Poems




Small Men Make Love on Stilts



Black hills hiked north—

Rampart water built


Against the walls—

Then well-timed air.


Sent a leaf on a journey

Nine-feet long.


Thought-clouds burst

An old friend’s heart in a pun.


I waved hello and parted

My horse’s mane.





Mark Yakich's first collection, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross, was a winner of the 2003 National Poetry Series and is available from Penguin.  A new chapbook, The Making of Collateral Beauty, will be published by Tupelo Press in fall 2005.  Mark's website is





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