Memory Cards: Clark Coolidge Series, by Susan M. Schultz

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These prose poems begin with lines chosen randomly from Clark Coolidge’s The Crystal Text (Sun & Moon, 1995; first published 1987).  Each poem fits on a large index or time card.  Other memory cards in this series can (or will be) found in Marsh Hawk Review (, New American Writing, Cimarron Review, Eleven Eleven, Mascara (Australia), Transpacific Poetics, and from Ink Press in Metz, France and the Dusie Kollectiv.




Susan M. Schultz
lives and teaches in Hawai`i.  She is author of four books of poetry and poetic prose, including Aleatory Allegories (Salt, 2000), Memory Cards & Adoption Papers Potes & Poets, 2001), And Then Something Happened (Salt, 2004), and Dementia Blog (Singing Horse Press, 2008), as well as A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2005) and other criticism.  She founded Tinfish Press in 1995, and blogs at  She is a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, and lives with her family in Kāne`ohe, on the island of O`ahu.