Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Tattooed Poets Project: Emmalea Russo

Today's tattooed poet is Emmalea Russo.

Emmalea says, "I am obsessed by simple lines - straight and wavy," and sent along this photo to share her line tattoos:

"These five [lines] are by Ron [Mor] at Hand of Glory Tattoo in Brooklyn's Park Slope," she explained.

Emmalea shared this poem, which originally appeared in Ambush Review:

able to be framed by a train window

it’s meadow framed
in window half drenched
gone it is bigger than train
it is tame from here wilder
than lawn than a book + weighs
less - weighs nothing

if I undo the meadow if I uproot
each blade what would it weigh in
my hands more with water like metal

how many gone things
weigh nothing is sh
adow a thing is light
is a tunnel longdrenched
speed through it

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Emmalea Russo is a poet and visual artist living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recent work has appeared in Ambush Review, ILK, Wicked Alice, and Yew Journal.
Two chapbooks, clearing (dancing girl press) and book of southern and water (Poor Claudia) are forthcoming in 2013

Thanks to Emmalea for sharing her line tattoos with us here on Tattoosday's Tattooed Poets Project!

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