Lost (Sort of Grim) Poem


“A lost poem by David Foster Wallace, written when he was a child, has been found in the Wallace Archives at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.”

We know there’s a lot of DFW links going around because of the release of The Pale King, but given that it’s National Poetry Month we didn’t want you to miss this (click here to view the original document).

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →