Friday, April 8, 2011
i'm over at the waffle house
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, my beautiful friend Terresa Wellborn is doing a series of posts to spotlight poets on her blog The Chocolate Chip Waffle. I was very honored to be asked to participate today. So, please pop over and say hello.
Terresa happens to be a very talented poet in her own right. Here's one of my personal favorites:
Thirteen Ways to Kill Your Heart
Cut it out of your chest
and clawing earth,
Climb an impossible cliff and
drop it. Watch it fall,
Boil it until
it screams. Listen in
Visit a farm,
feed it to swine.
Stuff it's mouth with newspaper,
suffocate it blue.
Skewer and roast it over an open flame.
With a noose not too loose,
hang it until it's neck snaps.
Overdose it with sleeping pills,
in every orifice.
Bludgeon it with a hammer,
hatchet, or anything with a handle.
Abandon it to vultures,
the Mojave Desert will do.
With a knife.
Run it over with your car,
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The poetics of Tess Kincaid's Patina balance between discipline and whimsy. Her lyrics and character sketches achieve something many poets do not even try to do: bring us characters trying to love the world, and a world fertile with sacraments of meaning. --Annie Finch
Tess Kincaid’s Patina is aptly named, with its acute sense of how the past taints the present and its impressive demonstration of how the poetry of this moment bears the shadow of centuries of tradition.
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