Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Inauguration Day

the poet has nothing to pen.
however, a poem is needed; not
the poet. as inauguration day
looms, neither comes diction
for the swearing in of the dunce.
syntax must signify the sinner.
saints know this, as do the
angels of the poet's better nature.
disheveled is displaced diction.
unwilling to come together is the
country. fake news, unceremoniously
poetic. the poet rues the day.

— Inauguration Day

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Authors, Books, and Poetry

  • Ashbery, John. A Worldly Country (HarperCollins)
  • Billington, Ray Allen. Limericks Historical and Hysterical (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Collins, Billy. The Trouble With Poetry (Random House)
  • Giovvanni, Nkki. Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day (Quill)
  • Gluck, Louise. A Village Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Gluck, Louise. The Wild Iris (The Ecco Press)
  • Hayes, A. Jarrell. To Woman, From Man (A. Jarrell Hayes)
  • Hoagland, Tony. donkey gospel (Graywolf Press)
  • Hoagland, Tony. History of Desire (Moon Pony Press)
  • Hoagland, Tony. Real Sofistikashum (Graywolf Press)
  • Hoagland, Tony. Sweet Ruin (The University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Hoagland, Tony. Unincorporated Person in the Late Honda Dynasty (Graywolf Press)
  • Hoagland, Tony. What Narcissism Means To Me (Graywolf Press)
  • Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper and other poems (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Kooser, Ted. Delights & Shadows (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Litte, William A. An Anthology Of Black Women Poets Of Oregon (Portland State University)
  • Merwin W.S. The Second Four Books Of Poems (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Merwin, W.S. The Shadow Of Sirius (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Nordhaus, Jean. The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn (Milkweed Editions)
  • Oliver, Mary. House Of Light (Beacon Press)
  • Oliver, Mary. What Do We Know (Da Capo Press
  • Oliver, Mary. Why I Wake Early (Beacon Press)
  • Phillips, Carl. Coin of the Realm (Graywolf Press)
  • Phillips, Carl. Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 (Farrar Straus and Giroux)
  • Plath, Sylvia. Ariel (HarperCollins
  • Randall, Dudley. The Black Poets (Bantam Books)
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria. Letters To A Young Poet (New World Library)
  • Sagar, Keith. D. H. Lawrence: Poems (Penguin Books)
  • Walcott, Derek. Omeros (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)