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John Bonanni


            -Christopher Street, NYC, 1969
our hands

     as though

             we knew it was

                    this first fist

             the coins before

     must not have

been enough

     must not

             have kept them

     from coming

the stone

     the carton

             the coins

                    first the penny

             then the nickel

     it was the coins

thrown first

John Bonanni reads “Currency”

A Pushcart and Best New Poets nominee,  John Bonanni  serves as founding editor for the Cape Cod Poetry Review. His poems have appeared in CutBank, North American Review, Verse DailySeattle Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, HobartWashington Square Review, and Prairie Schooner, and his literary criticism has appeared in Rain TaxiTupelo Quarterly, and Kenyon Review.