This poem was so incredibly difficult to write, but I am so thankful for the people at Vinyl Poetry and Prose for giving this poem a home. This type of violence is still considered so taboo to talk about, and I just hope this gives someone the courage/motive/energy/hope to write what you need to write.
Come out to Wits End in Deep Ellum for a great night of poetry! Event starts at 7PM sharp, and I will be reading with some fantastic writers!
I have been waiting for this issue of The Adroit Journal all spring. So floored to be among such great poets like JP Grasser, Chen Chen, Lo Kwa, Catherine Pierce, Anders Carlson-Wee, Kai Carlson-Wee, Cate Lycurgus, and so many others! Thank you so much, Peter LaBerge and staff for this stunning journal, which inspires and thrills me each time I read an issue.
Here are a few snippets:
"I found myself spending more time with the poetry than the prose, rereading and trying to take it all in. All are complex, and they all have something to say, and it is my fault as the reader that I cannot help articulate more the importance of their words." --Timston Johntson
"Megan Peak’s poem, “Titration” on the surface studies the different focus levels of boys and the growth of girls in a science class when fire is present." --Timston Johnston
"These are some of the most thought-out, well-polished pieces to come out in contemporary literature, and to make it in, prepare to put in the hours. Sweat until it appears effortless." --Timston Johnston