Our beliefs about institutions markup our identity. The answer to who are we is like browsing for images of stockless anchors: who am I? We think socially. Our defeat sinks privately. Beneath the wave, digging, is a fluke of shame.
Stupidity is at the heart of dread you told me. We were curled up together in a culvert, post- election, and I felt young again because I was afraid. I could smoke anything right now, who’d blame me? When you said, “Hostility might be authentic, but it’s not honest,” I had no idea what … Continue reading The Great Interval
I find self-warmth frightening. * I find making others mad terrifying. * I find conflict nauseating. * I worry self-compassion is a hoax. * Looking back, no one soothed me. For example, someone could have said, Your voice didn't make that family vanish. You were only telling the truth, which was the right thing to … Continue reading I of a Portrait
Miles away from home they worked, miles away from you, off highways in gray industrial parks while you learned to follow instructions inside a classroom and punched girls in the stomach in aftercare. Most evenings you ate dinner from a Burger King bag in the backseat of a car. You liked their onion rings and … Continue reading Portrait of a Voter
News For Poets is first & foremost a Twitter account: @PoBizNews. It provides satirical headlines about poets & the poetry community, but also offers micro-observations on the individual & society. The website was created to explore more thoroughly (beyond 140 characters) some of the topics the tweets address (& some topics they don't). There will be … Continue reading Welcome to News For Poets