Dailies 2/6/18


Poetry Diary: reading Ars Poetica poems today. I like this one. And I once ate one of the Wylie Dufresne cubed eggs talked about in the poem.  Right after I ate it wd~50–the restaurant we were in–had to be evacuated due to threat of fire.

Michael Cirelli – Light (an Ars Poetica)

for Basquiat, Wylie Dufresne, Bob Viscusi, Trish Hicks

We all do the same ol’ same ol’ same. 
(Some don’t.) Basquiat
Dubbed it SAMO©. The buildings made
Of bricks the poems about poetry.
Read rest of poem 



Daily Poetry Quote: 

“Poetry is this gorgeous, complex history rendered in verse and song, a blueprint that can lead you back into the world after you’ve walked into air.”

-Robin Coste Lewis


Nausheen Eusuf – Elegy for India’s Daughter

for Jyoti Singh, victim of the Delhi gang rape, December 2012

They called me fearless. I did not ask
*****to become India’s Daughter. I was only

Read rest of poem


 Juliana Gray – My Father’s Gun 

Caliber, I couldn’t say,
nor make or model, nor how the grip
settled snug against the palm —

Read rest of poem 


Robin Coste Lewis – Landscape

Pleasure is black.

I no longer imagine

        where my body
        stops or begins.
Read rest of poem 


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