Hilary S. Jacqmin – Atomograd
Atom City, Ukraine
I. Prypiat Funfair
The locked Ferris wheel arcs
against the horizon,
Paul Laurence Dunbar – Beyond the Years
I Beyond the years the answer lies, Beyond where brood the grieving skies And Night drops tears. - Read rest of poem
Jürgen Becker (translated by Okla Elliott) – One of the Many Stories of Sounds
It was a quiet afternoon.
Outside, in the corridor, I heard
“Anyone reading contemporary poetry – especially contemporary African-American poetry – will quickly see that race is an enduring subject. What some don’t realize is just how diverse the handling of that subject is. It’s as diverse as blackness.”
– Terrance Hayes
Poetry Diary: read this yesterday and have been thinking about it off and on….
Sherman Alexie – Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World
The morning air is all awash with angels . . . - Richard Wilbur The eyes open to a blue telephone In the bathroom of this five-star hotel. I wonder whom I should call? A plumber, Proctologist, urologist, or priest? - Read rest of poem