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It's been two years. What's new in life?
My poetry headline is that last year I received the 92Y/Boston Review Discovery Prize, which came with publication in the Boston Review and a big reading at the 92nd Street Y in New York where I was introduced by the amazing poet Atsuro Riley.
If you scan through a random yearbook from a New England high school in the late 1970s, public or private, there’s a fair chance that it will include an epigraph by Anne Sexton under the wistfully smiling cameo of one the graduating senior boys.
It’s a shrimp. Makes meeting sound like an accident.
A tiger pistol shrimp. Not a whale whistling,
though deaf that might make you. Deep dark
and dangerous feelings are filling our foreheads here.
I remember an airplane to somewhere else.