For this page, the eleventh in the “Another Affair with Water” series, I was thinking about congruity–especially across the series.

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The title echoes the series’ title.

Visually, it relates to the Broken White poem.

Poetically, both are between satire and abstraction.

Thematically, both come at a time when I am once again defeated by anger and sorrow at the ever-growing list of murdered black men.

library-of-waterPrompt: This time, start with a title. Just a title. Find any title that feels good and title-y.

Now, with only that title in mind, flip through your magazine(s) until you find 3-4 images &/ passages. Use these, and only these, to create a poem.

Add paint as you will.
 

 

 

 

Runestone volume 2 is out. I was very happily the Associate Poetry Editor for this issue, so am especially smitten with the poems here. But the whole thing is very worth reading; don’t miss the editor’s note. The writing is fantastic and the student editors did really great work. Give it a look!

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