[A Thing I Like] How to Build A Poem, Especially How to End It

The whole poem should be read and posted here but this excerpt below is important for me as an interesting way to end a poem. The poem itself takes the reader to a scene waiting at the schoolbus stop, and the narrator’s

[A Thing I Like] How to Build A Poem, Especially How to End It

The whole poem should be read and posted here but this excerpt below is important for me as an interesting way to end a poem. The poem itself takes the reader to a scene waiting at the schoolbus stop, and the narrator’s

A Thing I Like: Arizona by Dorianne Laux

Originally published by BOAAT Press. I like to think it was published on BOAAT though. Midway through the third stanza, and I try not to do this thing where I punctuate the experience of a poem with my own experiences; it

A Thing I Like: Arizona by Dorianne Laux

Originally published by BOAAT Press. I like to think it was published on BOAAT though. Midway through the third stanza, and I try not to do this thing where I punctuate the experience of a poem with my own experiences; it

Making Reading Public

I’m trying to find a place to house all the poems and works that I like. Facebook is one means but Facebook gives me anxiety — it’s the big room filled with all the people you’ve crossed paths with but

Making Reading Public

I’m trying to find a place to house all the poems and works that I like. Facebook is one means but Facebook gives me anxiety — it’s the big room filled with all the people you’ve crossed paths with but

A Collective Action: Read our poetry!

“Be of your time.” My friend, Sarah Daniele, a fellow writer and former classmate, would say this to me, announce it to the class, I imagine even mutter it to herself gracefully in her mid-sleep. It’s a difficult thing to grasp

A Collective Action: Read our poetry!

“Be of your time.” My friend, Sarah Daniele, a fellow writer and former classmate, would say this to me, announce it to the class, I imagine even mutter it to herself gracefully in her mid-sleep. It’s a difficult thing to grasp

Angelou and Basquiat and My Future (Fearless) Babies

Growing up in an immigrant household, I was taught, directly and indirectly, to be afraid of America. Don’t go to the movies — you’ll get raped. Don’t go further than the end of the block — you’ll get kidnapped. Don’t go to

Angelou and Basquiat and My Future (Fearless) Babies

Growing up in an immigrant household, I was taught, directly and indirectly, to be afraid of America. Don’t go to the movies — you’ll get raped. Don’t go further than the end of the block — you’ll get kidnapped. Don’t go to

The Belated: Oscar Grant and Mahmoud Darwish

I added Fruitvale Station to My List on Netflix as soon as it was made available earlier this year. Today, as I sat in my apartment, making soup, reflecting on 2015, feeling some kind of strange newness in the room

The Belated: Oscar Grant and Mahmoud Darwish

I added Fruitvale Station to My List on Netflix as soon as it was made available earlier this year. Today, as I sat in my apartment, making soup, reflecting on 2015, feeling some kind of strange newness in the room

Excerpts from letters to my lovers

Sometimes, when my fire burns, when I love hard, when I feel hard, sometimes my fire blazes and burns the trees around her. That, my love, my sweet sweet love, I am sorry for. I’m going to just assume that

Excerpts from letters to my lovers

Sometimes, when my fire burns, when I love hard, when I feel hard, sometimes my fire blazes and burns the trees around her. That, my love, my sweet sweet love, I am sorry for. I’m going to just assume that