because poetry (and feminism!) is good for you

July 19, 2014

i’m giving a little talk today
at the eli and edythe broad art museum
as part “expanded writing: a postscript symposium”.

it’s a minor talk,
reflecting on my time
as a writer in residence there.

whenever i give a talk,
whether i’m in the middle of writing it
or working on my delivery (practice makes perfect!)

i turn to poetry for courage and inspiration,
to calm the feeling that i just may
vomit at any moment.

today, i’ll post two of my faves.
because, if poetry is good for me,
it’s likely you could use some more in your diet.

i doubt i’ll ever be as good as these women
and certainly, today’s talk pales in comparison.
here’s hoping their obvious fearlessness is catching.

fingers crossed.

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