Monday, April 6, 2009

Vinnie Kinsella - NaPoWriMo

April is National Poetry Month. It’s also National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).Vinnie Kinsella is another poet doing the poem-a-day thing this month, and he is also the editor of Four and Twenty.

Here are a few of his poems from the first week of NaPoWriMo.

Photos of My Late Grandfather

My face, his image, her pain.
How could a mother in 1978
embrace reflections of a man
buried in 1964?

My Filthy Soul

Upside down I turned my body
wash and squeezed
the vacant bottle.

Is there nothing that can cleanse me?


Precisely at midnight his fingers stroked the keys.
The game was afoot, and he was afloat:
twenty-nine poems to go.

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