News: June Poems of the Week

Throughout the month of June, I selected poems to appear each week at the TheThe Poetry Blog. TheThe is great at sharing interesting work and engaging essays and interviews. Here are the poems I selected, with an excerpt from each:

Better than Television and Will’s White Hen by Alisa Golden

Her ankles swole up
and she leaned on a
sprinkler key like a cane.

Letter from the Back Porch by Sara Biggs Chaney

I would never ask you
to come back

as I don’t contain ideas
like come back

The Size of Things, Decreasing Scale by Jen Stein

11) Your pupils grown wide soaking light
12) A bean seed to be planted
13) My pupils when fixated
14) The distance between your thumb and my neck

Nocturne in Which we Fail Yet Again to Have Sex in your Parents’ Hot Tub by Amorak Huey

Your breasts at the surface of the roiling water. The smell of chlorine
and desire. We divide and assign the space between us.

Your specialty is keeping score, mine is pretending not to.

A huge thanks to Fox Frazier-Foley and Micah Towery for inviting me to contribute!