The only time I had the privilege to meet Jake Adam York was after a panel he participated in at the 2012 AWP Conference. The panel was called “In White: White Poets and Race,” and I was hooked. For so long I had yearned to write blues poetry, to sit down and dialogue about race and history (as James Baldwin discusses in his essay “Unnameable Objects, Unspeakable Crimes”) with other people and through poetry....more
Welcome to the Rumpus National Poetry Month Project! This is the fifth time in a row we’ve celebrated April with a previously unpublished poem a day. We’ll update this post each day with a link to that day’s poem. Enjoy!
April 1: “To Find Stars In Another Language” by Elizabeth Bradfield
April 2: “To Mercury, In Retrograde” by Randall Mann
April 3: “To Biespiel From United Flight 1037″ by David Biespiel
April 4: “Sawed-Through Link” by Marilyn Nelson
April 5: “Tar Baby” by Amaud Jamaul Johnson...more