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Poem Reprinted as Supply Chain Cools

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The belts that shot boxes full of commodities into our gravitational fields have cooled down and hopefully the workers by those belts are getting a break and you are throwing away some boxes. On December 23rd, Poetry Daily reprinted my poem “Amnesia, 2007 / Nightshift, Mandatory Overtime II.” This one is from Someone’s Utopia. It’s speckled with my time at the end of a ramp that puked boxes in a Toys R’ Us shipping plant. Workers can paralyze the supply chain! Also, just started Brandon Shimoda’s The Dessert on Allison’s recommendation. Wonderful so far. And still moved by and processing his essay on curses and U.S. internment camps in The AALR Book of Curses.

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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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