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 HouseNOÖDELUGEEntropyJacket 2Real PantsFanzineDeer Bear Wolf MagazineMuse /A Journal, Dream Pop Press, GLITTER MOB MAG and elsewhere. He has a MA in English from Georgia State University. Follow him online at