Mudlark No. 39 (2010)

Poems by Drew Dillhunt


Apparatus for Molding Hollow Plastic Products

Plastic #5 (Polypropylene)
Plastic #6 (Polystyrene)
Plastic #3 (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Plastic #4 (Low Density Polyethylene)
Plastic #1 (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
Plastic #2 (High Density Polyethylene)
Plastic #7 (Other: Nylon)
Plastic #7 (Other: Cellophane)
Plastic #7 (Other: Polytetrafluoroethylene)

Operating Manual
For Serial Nos. 1101 TO 1499
      Important Notice
      Hydraulic System    
      Mold Cylinders    
      Injection Cylinder    
      Air Cylinder
      Delivery Cylinder    
      Hydraulic Valves    
      Pneumatic System
      Refrigeration System    
      Cycle Unit    
      Hopper and Feed System    
      Coin Mechanism    
      Backglass Sequence and General Illumination    
      Control Panel
Cover Letter 

Author’s Note: Drew Dillhunt lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle and is co-author, with his father, CX, of the chapbook Double Six (Endeavor, 1994). His writing has appeared in Eclectica, Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem, Tarpaulin Sky, and Jacket. He’s the author of the poetry manuscript Materials Science, which was selected as a finalist for the National Poetry Series 2009 Open Competition. He has released two albums of his songs, including one with the band Fighting Shy.

Acknowledgement: “Plastic #2 (High Density Polyethylene)” originally appeared in Pitkin Review.

Cover Art: Jed Dunkerley, the Seattle artist whose painting, Something in Common, covers Mudlark No. 39 (2010), has shown his art at Vital 5, COCA, and the Hedreen Gallery (Seattle U.). The Stranger has reviewed two recent shows of his: one at Street Bean Espresso, Cloud Engineering: Jed Dunkerley’s Drawings of the Machines of Life by Charles Mudede, and the other at Vermillion, A Review of Jed Dunkerley’s Future by Jen Graves.

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