Friday, December 5, 2014

Poems in VerseWrights

Carl Sharpe, founder of VerseWrights, contacted me a few weeks ago, and I was very excited to learn about his project, which gathers poetry from emerging and established poets from across the world. They recently featured Charles Bane, Jr., who I interviewed for my Writer Wednesday series a few months ago, and I'm glad to join him and many other great poets there now!

VerseWrights is featuring four of my poems, "Prehistory," "What Does the Fox Say?," "The Harvest Already Planted," and "Patty Party."

"Prehistory" and "Patty Party" delve a bit into my complicated relationship with my hometown and memories from growing up there. (No names were changed to protect the innocent in "Patty Party." This makes me a bit nervous.) "What Does the Fox Say?" is inspired by that song and also a nightmare I had and also this weird little ritual phone call opening my mother and I had for a number of years any time I would call crying about something. "The Harvest Already Planted" is one of very few prose poems I've written, and it's sort of half about my cat and half about Rapunzel.

Hmmm, does that create more questions than answers? Then have a read over here.