marginal comets is an exercise in compos[t]ition.
a heap of trash. a mound of scraps. a pile of rubbish.
a shovel turning over the soil. a opossum sifting through the leaves. an earthworm wiggling. a potato vine growing from the apple of your eye. a squash blossom turned inside out. a squawking fish. a spillin moon. a tin can draped across a courtyard fence. muggledy peg muggledy peg, rigamarole malarkey.  


Alex Gregor is a writer, editor & teacher currently living in Rome, Italy. He is one of the founding editors of OOMPH! Press and the curator of PERM PRESS. His chapbook, MARGINAL COMETS, was selected as a semifinalist for the Radioactive Cloud Chapbook Open Reading Period (2018); his chapbook, FAUCET, was selected as a finalist for The Atlas Review Chapbook Series (2015). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Queen Mob's Tea House, NOÖ Journal, DELUGE, Entropy, Jacket 2, Real Pants, The Fanzine, Deer Bear Wolf Magazine, Muse /A Journal, Dream Pop Press, GLITTER MOB MAG, FIVE:2:ONE, and elsewhere. He has a MA in English, Literary Studies from Georgia State University and currently teaches at a university in Rome. For a list of selected publications, visit