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2 New Poems Online: One Named After a Glam-Metal Band

Sometimes I don’t remember where and when I wrote poems but this time I do. It was in a house that was halfway boarded up in a trailer park in front of a window that looked out onto a river. It was winter and the thermostat was at 45 because, it turns out, there was no insulation. Things weren’t dark, they were extremely jagged. This is what we looked like:


Here they are, the poems. Thanks to Jake L for giving these a home with Spork, whose goal of publishing 100 chapbooks (in their nigh-indestructible raw-board format) I am in awe of. Particularly since they’ve got a knack of mixing established names with up and comers in a way that raises all boats and makes me want to read on into the 100. Joyelle McSweeney, Drew Krewer, Dan Beach Quick, Feng Sun Chen.


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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag,, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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