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(Auto)biographical poems and the pencil to the head

In many circles, confessional poetry is considered passe. Embarrassingly naive – how could the poet think there was some straightforward connection between themselves and the poem? 576 more words


soft facts

angel of the old well
speaks to god
in rabbit, I wish

your films
were longer


thinking for shadow

(all my homes were entered at night)

and then for the crow
hit by the crow
our baseball


i have been taking swimming
lessons because
i want to learn how to float
i picked an instructor
with a lot of experience
in the water but… 9 more words


soft facts

had he not been all those years
writing a review
for the last book
in the world
my father
would’ve been
a poet

there are only so many crows… 20 more words

soft facts

suicide took the person she was named during.

I am old, here. a klutz abstaining from revelation.

bald as any
of maps.