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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

Poetry

soft facts

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

jack-in-the-box
your films
were longer

flyover

thinking for shadow

(all my homes were entered at night)

and then for the crow
hit by the crow
our baseball

aweigh

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

Poems

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
lover
of maps.