Two Political Poems Find a Home on Main Street

The editor of my last book, Breaking Down Familiar, M. Scott Douglass, has accepted two more poems for his magazine, Main Street Rag. One could be called “an imaginary ekphrastic” in that the work of art it addresses, an installation of a fabricated larger-than-life reproduction of the Apache warrior Mangas Coloradas’ skull, is purely imaginary. The second poem is in pantoum form with a non-sensical, actual quote from Donald Trump for an epigraph. Both poems are darkly political, which is a type of poem I think Scott leans toward in his magazine.