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Sid Gershgoren

Sid Gershgoren has published six books of poetry and prose: The books of poetry: Negative Space, Mutual Breath (a book of 65  villanelles), Symphony (a medium long poem in a "symphonic" form), Through the Sky in the Lake (a book of "lines"), The Wandering Heron (a book of haiku), and two prose works, Past Rentals (a fictional "catalog" of a company that rent its "customers" space, place, and situation in a particular area of the past within a particular time, place, and situation), and The Extended Words (an imaginary dictionary). Sid Gershgoren has published widely in various magazines and anthologies. 

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part 3: The Inverted Owp (Mobius Transversus)

Contrary to the original mythology practiced by all currently organized topologists (and typologists), the Mobius Strip, that extension of mathematical ingenuity, was not invented after the appearance of the animal which most required it, which most brought it forth as a working example of what many call “binding wholeness” (or, in other contexts, “blinding wholeness”), that singular example of exemplary living and dying, a creature of only one extended message, The Inverted Owp.

Lost and Found Animals Part 10: The Tennessee Wallgroper: Murafactor Fictifioriana

No other species except our own has engaged in the construction of walls, no other except the Tennessee Wallgroper, described by now “edge-on” animal “constructivists” as a long-living, non-aquatic, fur-bearing, marsupial-like creature with thick, retractable two-inch claws, a tamandua-like tail and a foreshortened snout (which contains an "under-skin", they say, known to glow in the dark as an  “instinct prodded” warning signal)

Lost and Found Animals Part 11: N-Escolia Wilawispia Transitoria [NEWT] (Periscopia Microcosmica Gershgorniana)

Suddenly, we see someone with a myna bird on his shoulders. Or he has an opossum on a leash and is leading it along the sidewalk, in summer, in the middle of an autumnal city and proud of his captive friend. Or perhaps a man walks by us with a boa constrictor around his neck and limply dangling over his upper arms. We are surprised. What are pets, and what animals can become our pets? A question mark hangs somewhere in the back of our heads.

Lost and Found Animals Part 12: Constant Recognitions of Constancy

The tangible life of life forms—these have been made into the various moving shapes within us and given a slippery shake, a sliding powdery shimmer, a certain time and an assembled space within our own generally unbounded history.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part 2: The Oilbird: Negrisis Giganticus

Sixty-five million years ago, we believe, the world was beset by a slight but significant oversupply of light. The sun had extended itself too far too soon, and as a result the days had grown imperceptibly brighter.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part 4: Sound Spiders (Sondifera terrastis)

Of any of the order Araneida of arachnids, none have the ability to create sounds which either frighten their enemies or express their own, genetically separate personalities, none, except these spiders inhabiting the dry wastes of the Sonoran Desert, sondifera terrastis, or sound spiders, as they are known to the many connoisseurs of vibrations.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part 6: The Responsible Echo Birds (Echoicoicae Mimimiata)

Recent scientific research has conclusively shown that a certain small percentage (5%) of all echoes is purely the result of non-geologic, indeed biological resources.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part I: Found Animals b/w The Noise Rhapsodic Owl

Any musician will say that noise has no relation to music. Rhapsody, on the other hand, is the spiritual atmospheric essence of being, the highest, most ultimate refinement of our deep-founded conception of penetrative sound, the expression of the self’s vibrations through sound, the glory of the expanded, sound-filled ears, the delight of sound or a worldscape moving in memory, a brilliancy trembling with tones and color that ripple through vibrating eyes.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS a misplaced bestiary
Part 7: Caswell's Inkfan Lizard (polyphonia metamorphica)

In the realm of deception few animals have managed to disguise themselves as well as Caswell's Inkfan Lizard, a hardy breeder in the deserts of the Southwestern United States.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS a misplaced bestiary
Part 8: The Visual Damselfly (coenagrioniidae cinemata)

Though limited to parts of Africa and Russia, these flies (coenagrioniidae) resembling the tabanids, have founded a peculiar order of commerce and have devised an uncommon set of social articles which cast a curious light on the layers of human interactions and may provide some means for a re-evaluation of communication and social intercourse among our species.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS a misplaced bestiary
Part 9: The Transfinite Direwolf (Canis infinitis)

It has been definitively established that the Ice Age mammals, which disappeared around l2,000 years ago, vanished for clearly climatic and perhaps predatory reasons.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
a misplaced bestiary
Part 5: The Pre-Partum Mites (Acarophenax imaginaria)

For so long in the history of living things sexual reproduction did not exist, in theory or in practice.

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