by Amorak Huey
§ Nearby storm; or, a puckering of wind. § The heart, gratified. § Tangled-hair. § Encroaching city: parking-lot-in-summer. § Inhale, smoke, spark. § Page by candleflicker. § Pond’s last water, evaporated. § Radiosong, between stations. § The next morning; the oak uprooted; the spidering dirt. § Aching muscles, the work that made them. § The body; a body; not the only body. § Distant son. § Spinning planet, lost marble / the years it takes. § Impossible sky. ____
Amorak Huey’s fourth book of poems is Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021). Co-author with W. Todd Kaneko of the textbook Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018) and the chapbook Slash/Slash (Diode, 2021), Huey teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.