Tag: Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith

Two Poems

By Sean Singer, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
Mobley talked about revolution. / Asterisk, palladium, forever unjaded. // He talked about two lives—the one we learn with / and the one we live after that.

Three Poems

By Aaron Smith, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
The woman at the DMV wasn't happy / when I asked if I could keep / my old driver’s license and use it / to fight terrorism. She doesn't understand / I'm trying to do my part.

Two Poems

By Kyle Booten, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
It is the bog hour, the minute / which dwindles into a speck of ash. / As I do every morning I fall into my chair, / like a pebble thrown into a well. I think / you are not too thin, though I am lying.

Cinderella

By Cynthia Cruz, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
Briefcase brother, what silver / Steamboat, brother, have you / Got for me this time.

Three Poems

By Terrance Hayes, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
Yes, I have a pretty good idea what beauty is. It survives / alright. It aches like an open book. It makes it difficult to live.

Three Poems

By Tina Chang, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
The animal must be shot. You must / be hungry enough to skin it without / flinching, must be willing to cook it, / still trembling over the watchful eye / of the fire.

Two Poems

By David Semanki, Guest-Edited by Tracy K. Smith
November 2007
Shouldn’t you both be used to it— // a ritual which you revert to each night? / This turning off the light, / lying still, falling asleep.