A friend recently handed me a bumper sticker that reads WHO NEEDS POETRY. A question in the form of a statement.
Footsteps with a hiss attached, dis dis dis, dragging a mutant shadow from which the object has gone.
A recent advertising flyer from the clothes designer Eileen Fisher has the picture of a woman leaping, accompanied by the line Power Moves You. Where will it take you?
Ann Lauterbach is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Or To Begin Again, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2009. She is also the author of the prose books, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience, and The Given & The Chosen.
Ann Lauterbach's most recent book is Under the Sign. She teaches at Bard College.
ANN LAUTERBACH is a poet and essayist. Her next book is due from Penguin in 2018. She teaches at Bard College.
To narrate oneself into a catastrophe with unknowable global consequences seems trivial, or vain, or both.
Try this. Better? Somewhat. It will do for the time being. Seem to make some mistakes.