Shane Michael Manieri graduated as a Riggio Honors Fellow from The New School. He is currently in the MFA program for poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. His work has also appeared in Lambda Literary. He is from New Orleans, and lives in New York City.
Look into the eyes of him, the eyes of every man—face, skin, jars of clay— pristine, perfect, the moon (mirrors of itself): day glow, an Indian sunset. The light sucks into him. Sparkling dew of the brow, Revealing, he says. Gushing a rain cloud that can no longer hold itself of love. Stealing into autumn, […]
This obsession I have with roses, with you, eloquently, day and night, makes no sense. It plays over and over in my mind. Stigma, far better than actual life; comedy, far worse. To stand in front of my light, why place hypocrisy before me like that? Why shimmerless? Our biography of a sneeze. How a […]
You’ve been on my mind constantly. Like a new birth? A welcoming back into society? Daydreaming about the weather? We have chemistry. Betwixt & between, we, drifting to this place, a landing—quiet, puzzling—on an act. How long will this liminal last? This charming grip. The grabbing and the grabber. A golden smile—a hook […]