(poetry diary 44) My husband and I have been catching up on The Walking Dead, so I’m now looking for zombie poems. I found a good 2012 NY Times article on zombie poetry here:
What Rhymes With ‘Undead’? Some Poets Know – William Grimes – New York Times – January 13, 2012
I like this quote:
“I’ve written a few vampire poems, but I always thought that vampires are too individualized,” said Victor Infante, the editor of the online poetry journal radiuslit.org, “They almost have to become characters. A zombie by definition has no personality, so you can concentrate on metaphor.”
when dead folks walk, do they know poetry?
Or is it all just hunger, brains and meat?
Don’t fool yourself; a zombie does feel pain
It’s the pain itself that has no meaning.
–from “Rebirth Is Always Painful” by Evan Peterson. Read more here (Scroll down.)