mid-week poetry

51XG4p-jUhL._SY300_Aimee Nezhukumatathil was kind enough to give me permission to read her poem, I Am Not The Hand, from her collection, At The Drive-In Volcano. Thanks to one of my mentors at Antioch, Gayle Brandeis for introducing me to Aimee’s amazing poems. I only hope I do it justice.

I Am Not The Hand  (via SoundCloud)

Recorded at the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab.

Also, please take a look at her new book, Lucky Fish:

“A farmer is devoured by a flower in one of the many beguiling poems of Lucky Fish. This is the sensation I often had reading Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s wonderful new collection—that of being immersed in a limber intelligence. Rooted in the terrains of culture, place, and parenthood, and buoyed by inventive language that is joyous and sincere, Lucky Fish is a book of copious heart and imagination. How wonderful to watch a writer who was already among the best young poets get even better!”
—Terrance Hayes

I am still processing my week at TED Global and hope to have the first of probably several posts up in the next day or so. In the meantime, check out the link. They’ve posted some of the most memorable talks already…