Issue a5 · 2012



Means Names


by Scott Bentley





Stat point average fact aero stars

start the campaign.  Zero composite

opposite chance


order, root change.  Exact complex

systems measure reason


counter to common notation

product manager.  Project volumes travel

multiple in relation.  Term positions


track application in office

rank criteria.  Table orbit, rifle


trouble power element: sequence mode

correct for loose data.  Angle reveals

true design value Babylon


                                       meridian by degrees.

Navigate base origin number

divide simple fractions


                          sample results


point to problems equal to

or less than median strategy.

Probable distribution symbols


it digit.  Direct dial deal in

bias delight.


Integrate point series a static result.

Bureau statistics.  General, branch unit

until current link


stamp status, example.  Intervals

calculate stadium stand-off.


Method problem—at center—

combine minute stature                         contraband had

                                                     flat on the rise












Scott Bentley is the editor and publisher of Letterbox magazine and the author of two chapbooks: EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987) and Out of Hand (Parenthesis Writing Series, 1989) and two full-length books: Ground Air (O Books, 1994) and The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000).  He has co-translated the work of Brazilian writer Regis Bonvicino and others.  Some of his translations appear in New American Writing and The Pip Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (vol. 3)—Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (Green Integer, 2003).  Work has appeared in 580 Split, Bird Dog, Chain, Cor, Dusie, Fact-Simile, Lyric&, Mirage #4/Periodical, The Poker, The Raddle Moon, The Styles, Syllogism, Tinfish and Vanitas.  He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches writing at California State University East Bay.