“The Holy Ghost of Poetry” By David Cranmer @BEATtoaPULP

Punk Noir Magazine

While the great American

whale is lost at sea

And the latest, edgy crime

novel often dulls the fuck

out of me

I’ll take some Dickinson,

classic Emily,

The holy ghost of poetry.

And wade through her

verses of trees, birds, and

ethereal beauty 

… that always have a stamp of death for good measure.

David Cranmer is the editor of the BEAT to a PULP webzine and whose own body of work has appeared in such diverse publications as The Five-Two: Crime Poetry WeeklyNeedle: A Magazine of NoirLitReactor, Macmillan’sCriminal Element, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. He’s a dedicated Whovian who enjoys jazz and backgammon. He can be found physically in scenic upstate New York where he lives with his wife and daughter, and he can be found virtually on Twitter @BEATtoaPULP.