Poem a Day Challenge- 1/6/15

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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.

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