Friday, January 10, 2014

I didn't write this, but I love it!

  This was posted by Jeff Shotts on the Graywolf site, and I think it's very well done!
It is the anonymous language of form rejections that Francesca Bell’s poem turns into an eroticized proposition, a sexual “submission”:
 
I Long to Hold the Poetry Editor’s Penis in My Hand 
 
and tell him personally,
I’m sorry, but I’m going
to have to pass on this.
Though your piece
held my attention through
the first few screenings,
I don’t feel it is a good fit
for me at this time.
Please know it received
my careful consideration.
I thank you for allowing
me to have a look,
and I wish you
the very best of luck
placing it elsewhere.

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