Link Anthology

  1. “Age Appropriate” by Philip Schultz
  2. “Dear Reader” by Rita Mae Reese
  3. “Democracy” by Dorianne Laux
  4. “A Perfect Mess” by Mary Karr
  5. “Reading Primo Levi Off Columbus Circle” by J.T. Barbarese
  6. “Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s ‘George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware'” by Anaïs Duplan
  7. “Circe” – H.D.
  8. “The Honey Bear” – Eileen Myles
  9. “Time Problem” – Brenda Hillman
  10. “Transubstantiation” – Matthew Dickman
  11. “Facing US” – Amanda Johnston
  12. “The Blessed Mother Complains to the Lord Her God on the Abundance of Brokenness She Receives” – Mary Karr
  13. “War Catalogues” – Nomi Stone

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Link Anthology

  1. “40 Days” – Tom Clark
  2. “The Crowds Cheered as Gloom Galloped Away” – Matthea Harvey
  3. “Introduction to Poetry” – Billy Collins
  4. “The One Thing That Can Save America” – John Ashbery
  5. “Close Encounters” – Marcus Wicker
  6. “John Henry” – TJ Jarrett
  7. “Grotesque” – Amy Lowell
  8. “St. Peter Claver” – Toi Derricotte
  9. “A History of Sexual Preference” – Robin Becker
  10. “Inventory for Spring” – Wendy Xu
  11. Advertisement” – Wisława Szymborska
  12. “Advice from La Llorona” – Deborah Miranda
  13. “The Wall” – Laura Kasischke
  14. “Russian Ending” – Jerry Williams
  15. “In the Novel” – Susan Stewart
  16. “Radio” – Tom Clark
  17. ” Not Pastoral Enough” – Veronica Forrest-Thomson
  18. “Summer Haibun” – Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  19. “Por Encontrar un Beso Tuyo” – Francisco Garcia Lorca
  20. “A Prayer to Talk to Animals” – Nickole Brown
  21. “Scary Movies” – Kim Addonizio
  22. “At the Air and Space Museum” – Linda Pastan

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Link Anthology

  1. “He said I wrote about Death,” – Kim Dower
  2. “Change of Address” – Deborah Paredez
  3. “Sea Grapes” – Derek Walcott
  4. “Wife’s Disaster Manual” – Deborah Paredez
  5. “First Light” – Chen Chen
  6. “In the Museum of Lost Objects” – Rebecca Lindenberg
  7. “Blackout” – Margaret Fishback
  8. “Planetarium” – Adrienne Rich
  9. “Deception Story” – Solmaz Sharif
  10. “Maps” –  Yesenia Montilla
  11. “Constructive” – Heather McHugh
  12. “The Perfect Poem” – Kaveh Akbar
  13. “Studies Find” – Tallon Kennedy

When I went to look up for the website link for Derek Walcott. I found a lot of posts detailing the many accusations of sexual assault that he’s received. This is a pretty well-written article about it and about how we deal with separating the author from their work. Interestingly, Walcott’s Wikipedia page only makes a passing mention of the accusations.

In this respect, his politics is intersectional. And their approach was the same: To alter the reigning culture from within, to create a mirror that exposed its hypocrisies and prejudices, to make it their own. But by degrading women in his own life, Walcott falls into an intersectional trap, forcing one claim of liberty to be pitted against another.

Pretty amused that Deborah Paredez showed up in two different email lists but I liked both of her poems. Probably should check out a book of her’s sometime. I have apparently linked to Derek Walcott before but didn’t notice. I guess it’s also interesting that all the sexual assault allegations come up again after people die – the same thing happened to David Bowie.

#8 reminds me of my crappy experiments with shape poetry. I also really like the throwaway NOVA reference.

It really tickles me more than it should that triceratops showed up in #11.

Link Anthology

  1. “Resume” – Dorothy Parker
  2. “Who Makes Love to Us After We Die” – Diana Marie Delgado
  3. “The Fist” – Derek Walcott
  4. “Thoughts While Walking” – Maxwell Bodenheim
  5. “In California: Morning, Evening, Late January” – Denise Levertov
  6. “At the Metropolitan Museum” – Matthew Siegel
  7. “Within Two Weeks the African American Poet Ross Gay is Mistaken for Both the African American Poet Terrance Hayes and the African American Poet Kyle Dargan, Not One of Whom Looks Anything Like the Others” – Ross Gay
  8. “Tomorrowland” – Megan Snyder-Camp

I’ve never seen “prose poems” before and I’m not sure if they really are a thing. For one, the emphasis and meaning seems as you scale the window and change line lengths. That seems like giving a lot of control over to the reader which I guess might be part of the point?

#4 and #5 just sound like poems I would write which is why I kinda selfishly like them.

I could have sworn I read #6 before, but that’s impossible since it’s from 2017.

I am a sucker for long title names. It carries beyond poems too, like “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” or the endless “It’s X But Everytime Y, Z happens” memes.