10/21/11: Eating the seed corn

My poem, Eating the Seed Corn, is up on Mudlark, an electronic journal that has been publishing poems on-line since 1995, and was an early exemplar for internet poetry. I’m delighted to be on Bill Slaughter’s site again, a decade after he published  The Conversion of Saint Jon, my poem series about my friend, Jon Greenberg, who died of complications of HIV in 1993. It’s really a thrill to see these two poems featured on this site; Eating the Seed Corn felt like a sequel to the Jon poems. It is also in tribute to Ben Lerner‘s book, Mean Free Path, published in 2010, which I totally fell in love with, so much so that I consciously tried to capture his style in my work. Seed Corn is a very long poem, a memoir, and dear to my soul. I hope you will read it.

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3 Responses to 10/21/11: Eating the seed corn

  1. Amazing. I was thinking of a writer who said, to paraphrase, you have to just start writing and put everything you know into it. You did! And then do it again. And somehow you do.

  2. Amazing. I wanted to follow you in, and you took me on a wonderful journey.

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