The manifesto (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by Yang Xiaobin’s photograph, Deng-ism. You’d be hard pressed to recall if it ever existed The wall bears scabs and the occasional bit of crusted adhesive where the fly-poster used to be You might see faces amidst the rust that has eaten through if you look long enough But the names the [...]

The unexamined life (a poem)

Inspired by a variety of social media posts and memes. Imagine whatever you want the reasons behind what happened will not change themselves to fit your interpretation your wishes or your myth The truth is that you may never know the truth not even when you see it right in front of you Your attempts to [...]

Blackberry still life (a poem)

The October 27th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves using the first line of Sylvia Plath’s poem ‘Blackberrying’ as the first line of a poem, and, if possible, including the word ‘blackberries’ in the last line or referencing Sylvia Plath in the title of the [...]