Poem by C.D. Wright

from One With Others

For me

it has always been a series of doors:

if one is opened precipitously a figure is caught bolting from bed

if another, a small table, a list of demands on school paper

if another, a child on the linoleum, saying she wants a white doll

a woman sitting on a bed, holding a folded flag

a shelf of trophies behind her head

an ironing board, bottle of bourbon on the end

sewing machine on a porch

To walk down the road without fear

To sit in a booth and order a sweet soft drink

To work at the front desk

To be referred to as Gentleman

To swim in the pool

To sit in the front row and watch Run Wild, Run Free [next week: Death of a Gunfighter]

To make your way to the end of the day with both eyes in your head

Nothing is not integral

You want to illumine what you see

Fear reflected off an upturned face

Those walnuts turning black in the grass

It is a relatively stable world

Gentle Reader

But beyond that door

It defies description


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New(ish) POP & Another Review for The Rumpus & Two Poems in Gesture & So Many Songs of the Week!

So, I guess it’s been a minute since I’ve done some updating here.

Where to begin?

I guess the first update is to call attention to the fact that Song of the Week celebrated it’s one year anniversary a few weeks ago!  That’s over 52 weeks of poets writing about songs!  The series is a lot of fun for me to curate.  I didn’t think that I would actually be able to do it once a week for a whole year and now it looks like I’m embarking on year two.  Since I last updated Song of the Week has published part 3 and part 4 of Matt Hart’s four part contribution, and pieces by Christy Crutchfield, Ben Kopel, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Gale Marie Thompson, Simon Turner, Stacy Szymaszek, and Paul Foster Johnson. The last two contributors are a part of The Poetry Project mini-residency going on right now.  So lots of Songs of the Week.  Here’s to another year.

Also, there is a new POP up now by Amish Trivedi about The Rolling Stones’ live record The Brussels Affair.

I recently had two poems published in Gesture Magazine, along side the likes of Amy Lawless and Lydia Davis!  You can check the issue out here.

And another review for The Rumpus about the Frankie Rose record Interstellar is up now.  You can read it here.

I recently bought this collection of poems by Lew Welch that was recently published by City Lights.  I basically bought the book because of this excerpt:

You can’t fix it.  You can’t make it go away
I don’t know what you’re going to do about it
But I know what I’m going to do about it.  I’m just
going to walk away from it.  Maybe
a small part of it will die if
I’m not around
feeding it anymore.

Intense, right?  It’s sort of like this song.  Which is sort of where I’m at right now.