I wonder — Is Prose jealous?
But already I digress. I’ve been hearing about “The Best of the Best American Poetry,” and this morning in the L.A. Times was a review. It sounds terrific. David Ulin mentioned only a few people (out of dozens who are in the book) but he singled out Tony Hoagland and Denise Duhamel, two poets I regularly recommend. Take a look next time you’re in a real bookstore. Or even at Amazon.
In the spirit of the month here’s a new poem of mine. Remember ‘Write about what you know’?
gonna win this next one? C’mon.
So I tell him,
a bunch of maidens.”
he tells me. “They’re
need better than even money.
for my little girl.”
He’s played the little
it!” It’s him running around in little
A word I haven’t heard