Poem: “Dear James Wright,” by Sarah Dravec
Source: Dressing Room Poetry Journal
Favorite Line/Phrase: “James Wright, I want to know how it feels to have someone look at you and love you without any awareness of the monster you really are.”
Response: I don’t really understand prose poetry. I don’t know how you know, as a poet, that your words and ideas need that vessel, since I am always thinking with line breaks in mind. But here it works. It reads so quickly, this telling of a secret. Yet the clarity and weight of the moment feels more like poetry than prose. I don’t know that is done. But I like it.