I am shown a generosity so muddied at the muddy bottom of a question I forget to ask until it's fished out but bloated but in the manner of a net a web of causal connections attached to its corners gently moving over the surface of the water how come the road couldn't have stayed followed by way of
In 2014, Ohio established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Dave Lucas, who was appointed to a one-year term in 2018. Lucas is the author of Weather (VQR, 2011).
In 2018, Manuel Iris was named poet laureate of Cincinnati. Iris will serve a two-year term.
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on my birthday
I want a future
out of figs and accidents.
Or a future quieter
than snow. The leopards
stake out the backyard
and will flee at noon.
My terror is not secret,
as the wild must be,
Begin with the dining room custodian at the university who smashed the stained glass window because we are actually going to change history
Imagine then in the suburbs of Cleveland a sculpture of steel rings broken in halves but opening up away from the bullet-written history of the