Mudlark No. 58 (2015)

Saturday Afternoon at the Midland Theatre
in Newark, Ohio | Poems by Roy Bentley

Cover of Mudlark No. 58 (2015)


The Burden of Being the White-hatted Man
Saturday Afternoon at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio
Robert Plant Holding a Dove that Flew into His Hands, Circa 1973
Famous Blue Raincoat
Nosferatu in Florida
A Philosophy of Florida
Woman and Alligator
God’s Circus at Its Wintering Grounds in Florida,
Ringo Starr Answers Questions on Larry King Live
about the Death of George Harrison

One Wench in the House between Them
A Bag of Ears
The Dark Knight, On His Day Off
On the Difficulty of Pumping High-octane Gasoline
into a ’39 Buick Century without Spilling a Drop

Letter from Eastern State Hospital
The Last Man on Earth Takes a Walk in Jupiter, Florida
Dixie Highway
When Billie Holiday Sings about Southern Trees
The Fate of the Saints
George Herman Ruth Thanks a Crowd at Yankee Stadium
on the Occasion of His Last Appearance in Pinstripes

Captain America Gets Arlington Burial


Roy Bentley is the author of four books of poetry and several chapbooks. Poems have appeared in journals including The Southern Review, Blackbird, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review and elsewhere—recently, in the anthologies¬†New Poetry from the Midwest and Every River on Earth. He has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA (in poetry), as well as fellowships from the arts councils of Ohio and Florida. He makes his home near the Jersey Shore.

This chapbook is for Gloria.

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