Two new poems up on Unlikely Stories: one about something that happened 30 years ago when I was teaching English in South Korea; the other the first poem I’ve written that explicitly takes on whiteness. @USdotorg
This is a lovely and powerful poem by @RosebudBenOni on Poem-A-Day: “So They Say— They Finally Nailed— the Proton’s Size— & Hope— Dies—”
First newsletter since the pandemic shutdown. I’m hoping to be more consistent in getting this out once a month.
I am very happy to have a new poem, #24 from the sequence “This Sentence Is a Metaphor for Bridge” up on Open: A Journal of Arts & Letters, which is a fine literary magazine, both in its design and in its content.
This is very strange and a little disturbing: Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 31 (last day): Rewilding by January Gill O’Neil @januaryoneil.
This is from The Rookie
But this is Little League.
This is where he learns
how to field a position,
how to play a bloop in the gap—
that impossible space where
he’ll always play defense
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 30: History of Bodies, by Mariko Nagai
This is from “Ovid’s Lovers:”
See how many bodies I have used, how many more bodies I must
go through before I find you.
This is a lovely poetry video:
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 29: The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde - I read The First Cities
This is from Pirouette:
Your hands on my doorway like rainbows
Why are you weeping?
I am come home.
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 28: The Collected Poems of Ai.
From Twenty Year Marriage:
Pretend you don’t owe me a thing
and maybe we’ll roll out of here,
leaving the past stacked up behind us;
old newspapers nobody’s ever going to read again.
Reread Cruelty after 30+ years.
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 28: Look, by Solmaz Sharif
No excerpt today. I’m posting this away from the book. I’ll post the excerpt tomorrow when I have the book in my hands again.
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 26: Heavy Daughter Blues, by Wanda Coleman
my mind belly and elephant
these gnats no matter how many i eat
are not filling
must be a finer feast elsewhere, but where?
#TheSealeyChallenge Day 25: Kissing God Goobye, June Jordan
From The Bombing of Baghdad
And all who believed some must die
they were already dead
And all who believe only they possess
human being and therefore human rights
they no longer stood among the possible humane