James Hamby

James Hamby is the assistant director of the Writing Center at Middle Tennessee State University. His poetry has appeared in Measure, The Road Not Taken, Light, and other publications.

“Manumission”, “Cigarette Flick” and “The Westbury Elegies #2”

Manumission …from the mud, spiraling double-helix intent upon apotheosis ersatz DNA, verisimilitude of countless generations separating us from first mover/primordial ooze copies of copies effigies of weltschmerz simulacra of daedalian dreams melted by sunrays burning as we venture too close or wake, blinking at the morn. What then? Can we escape the cave, turn from shadow to illumination, or should we find contentment in mud and echoes? Cigarette Flick Speeding
Poetry Issue Nine