Monday, August 21, 2006

For your consumption

"Letter to Jimmy Swaggart on Country Music, Sadness and Heaven," a poem from my first book, is poem of the week over at Sharkforum: Opinion with Teeth. A little teeth is never bad. Is it?

It's chosen by Simone Muench, which is totally cool.


Nick said...

I especially liked:

Heaven must be a kind of fire, a burning down
of the previous mind, like sugar reduced
by fire to charred carbon. A place you need
but cannot want. So what we’re lied to,
at the last? I was hoping you'd disagree. If I could
touch your heart with the tip of my finger
and break you down like a shotgun, I would.

Thanks for directing me to this.

Penultimatina said...

Awesome, Paul!

Simone's one of my Chicago homegirls, and such a fabulous poet.