Author Archive: Zocalo Poetry

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Poem Written in the Manner of Billy Collins

Poem Written in the Manner of Billy Collins

October 10, 2014 |

POEM WRITTEN IN THE MANNER OF BILLY COLLINS First I take out the reference to global warming, and the extinction of the blue-backed frog, and in addition I delete any sappy, victim-like particulars about my childhood. I replace the checkpoint in Syria, and the car speeding toward it with a cup of coffee made from […]

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Zocalo Poetry – September

Zocalo Poetry – September

August 31, 2014 |

Their Music  Rats of the air, winged vermin, the broadcaster spits into the microphone, and he could mean sad foreigners, unwanted refugees, homeless epithets assaulting and pockmarking the chinaberry trees with the bb’s fired by boys trying to cleanse the branches and roofs of the fornicating wings of the air. Pigeons nest all the time […]

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