“In Minnesota, the number of teachers applying for retirement benefits increased by 35… In Pennsylvania, the increase…among school employees, including administrators and bus drivers, was even higher — 60 percent over the same time period.”
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.