Author Archives: rplatypus

Pantoum Found in Eric Garner’s Last Words

Today, the same day it was announced that the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death will not be indicted, my poem, “Pantoum Found in Eric Garner’s Last Words” went up on Entropy Magazine’s series of poems bearing witness to recent events of police brutality. I wrote it right after it happened back in July, and it’s saddening that it’s still relevant, that his command “this stops today” still hasn’t been heeded. The best way I could respond was by using the man’s own words; each of the lines are taken from the video (below) of his death.

 

 

In much less maddening news, one of my poems “On Miracles” is being performed at Emotive Fruition next Tuesday, December 9, 7pm at Botanic Lab Bar on 86 Orchard Street.

Reading/Ink.ed

Friends:

I am giving my first poetry reading in a few months Wednesday night at 7:30 pm for Ink.ed MFA, a new literary series bringing together NYC-area MFA students and recent alumni (I am also poetry editor for Ink.ed). Hope you can make it!

 

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reading

Friends: I’m back in New York, and giving a poetry reading on Sunday evening with some other lovely folks. Hope to see you there. (Unfortunately, I disabused myself of a rather epic ‘stache before realizing this would be a ‘Movember’ reading).

Sunday 6pm

Two Moon Cafe

315 4th Ave

Brooklyn

https://www.facebook.com/events/534920316591849/