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Bob Carlton

Bob Carlton lives and works in Leander, Texas.





Bob's Origami microchaps & selected poems are available below.  Download the single-page microchap PDF by clicking the title.

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

In The Cheap Seats



Bob Carlton Cvr In the Cheap Seats 2017

Cover by Lauri Burke

Grateful acknowledgment is given

to those periodicals in which these poems first appeared: 

Abbey, Akitsu Quarterly, Bardball,

and Raw Dog Post Poems.



In the Cheap Seats

The slow ascent
of the soft pop-up
the lazy parabola
of the easy out
precedes the sharp

crack of the bat.

Bob Carlton  © 2017

Home Opener

Cover: Baseball at Rest
by Lauri Burke

Grateful acknowledgment is made
to the following journals
in which these poems  first appeared:
Bardball (online and in print)  and Advocate.


Ball white
in blue sky
or skipping
through grass
too green
not to dream.
Bob Carlton  © 2016


Word Bent Light


Cover: Snow Capped Fjord
by Lauri Burke

Every Origami Micro-chapbook
may be printed, for free,
from this website.

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The sun burns
the leaf edge
brown, the center
green with processed light,
radiance made flesh,
the flame embodied
in the dancing of nerves,
the churning of cells,
the twisting of thoughts
that reach back out
to the light again.
Bob Carlton  © 2015