Apparently, one of the searches that has led people to this site is "miserable poems about bad things." This delights me to no end. I think it sums up my work perfectly. Speaking of miserable writing about bad things, I recently read Beside the Sea, and while I can guarantee you won't enjoy it, I do think you should read it. It's short. It's exquisitely painful. It's important work. I'd be interested to hear what you think of it, whether the narrator is a victim or a monster. Of course, I am still playing with victims and monsters myself. I keep imagining that the witch manuscript is finished, but she keeps showing up. In this morning's piece she indulges in victim blaming in a poem titled (so far) "The Witch Implicates the Children." She's a despicable creature, but I still love her. This is lucky because I still don't have another project that really interests me. I've dabbled, but so far, nothing's stuck.
If you're in Omaha, I'm reading tonight here. I think I may even read the new piece. I have never read a poem that's so new before, but what's the worst that could happen?