Monday, August 31, 2009

discovering new (to me) writers, yay

There is a sonnet in the 10th grade anthology that I really like. It's by Jack Agueros, whose work I don't know at all, so I googled him and found this great essay by Martin Espada about him, which includes Agueros' poem "Psalm for Distribution." The essay is excellent, but the poem might have made my day, and it was a pretty good day. The poem follows.

on 8th Street
between 6th Avenue and Broadway
in Greenwich Village
there are enough shoe stores
with enough shoes
to make me wonder
why there are shoeless people
on the earth.

You have to fire the Angel
in charge of distribution.

--Jack Agueros

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