The Visitor


When beer cans open

I hear songs 

from the



see Japanese painters

walking barefoot 

under the

true sun,


I am remembering 

her mouth when she cums,


I am a smiling child,


the heat whispers to drink

a frozen New York winter,


I am missing Hudson fogs,

afternoon gunshots,

certain produce aisles…


to explain this

would be difficult,


to replicate the trains

would be impossible.


MONTY CAMPBELL, JRPoet Monty Campbell is a member of the Cayuga Tribe of the Six Nations. He grew up in and around Gowanda, NY, the Cattaraugus Reservation, and Rochester, NY’s inner city.  He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He has recently been published in the indigenous poets anthologies, I was Indian (FootHills Publishing, 2009, 2012), Yellow Medicine Review (Fall 2012) Simpatico, On the Road (Simpatico, 2009), and Talking Stick (Amerinda, 2012).  His first book, A Large Dent in the Moon (Foothills Publishing) was published April, 2011.  He most recently read on a Native writers panel at the 2011 AWP Conference in Washington, DC and has been invited to AWP 2013 in Boston.