Keeping It Real

This poem was previously published in the 2014 edition of Huizache and in the collection Shattering and Bricolage. During the 80s I lived in the projects, Section 8 housing, a block of apartments Facing the Pharr Community Center. Dad had abandoned us. I was sixteen, Sleeping on pallets with Matthew…

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Rattle #47

Rattle 47 is out. This edition of the journals features a tribute to Asian poetical forms, including my translation from the Japanese of three pieces by Karai Senryū as well as haiku by Billy Collins and a wealth of verse from many others, from Debra Kang Dean to Mariko Kitakubo. Especially wonderful…

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