Poem of the Week: “Love of My Flesh, Living Death” by Lorna Dee Cervantes

after García Lorca Once I wasn’t always so plain. I was strewn feathers on a cross of dune, an expanse of ocean at my feet, garlands of gulls.    Sirens and gulls. They couldn’t tame you. You know as well as they: to be a dove is to bear the falcon at your breast, your nights,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Love of My Flesh, Living Death” by Lorna Dee Cervantes”

Poem of the Week: “the salve trade” by Fred Moten

all down on perdido street, from san juan to inglewood, up on that bridge, up where the soul trees grow by soul, dance to fantastic information while we kick off the modern world. the whistle sounded good like a kiss on a train. a track below us in the cabinet in the tunnel under theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “the salve trade” by Fred Moten”

Poem of the Week: “Evolution of My Block” by Jacob Saenz

As a boy I bicycled the block w/a brown mop top falling into a tail bleached blond, gold-like under golden light, like colors of Noble Knights ’banging on corners, unconcerned w/the colors I bore—a shorty too small to war with, too brown to be down for the block. White Knights became brown Kings still showingContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Evolution of My Block” by Jacob Saenz”