Black Lawrence Press
July 15, 2010

Poem Of The Week: Bruce Cohen in The Missouri Review

Bruce Cohen’s poem “The World Haywire” is currently live on The Missouri Review‘s website as their poem of the week. About the poem:

Obviously, we are bombarded, inundated and, at times, overwhelmed by the influx of information, most of which has no bearing on our lives.  This poem is a sort of contemporary moment while flipping through a magazine, watching the tube, cruising the internet and looking out into my backyard, after a tree had fallen, after a nightmarish jet-delay return home.  The rapidity of information became the litany and music of the poem.  And, oh yes, a little self-confrontation thrown in for good measures.

To read the poem follow this link. To learn more about Bruce Cohen and his book Swerve, published earlier this year by Black Lawrence Press, follow this one.

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