Nth Position

FREE DOWNLOAD: Babylon Burning: 9/11 five years on


Nearly 90 poets from around the world have contributed to Babylon Burning: 9/11 five years on, an anthology of poems reflecting on direct and indirect consequences of 9/11. These poems aim for more than pious hand-wringing. Poetry editor Todd Swift notes: "Auden said that 'poetry makes nothing happen', but we think it can, and we'd like to prove it." The anthology is free to download, but readers are requested to donate to the Red Cross.

Here's the poem I contributed:
December 15, 2003

Kicked Saddam Hussein in the head today -
then stepped on his neck,
sodden in the snow.

Hundreds of Saddams on the bus to work -
furrowed brows and bushy beards
crowded public transit.

Front-page real estate consumed -
America's most wanted
rush-hour reading.

Beard shaved off already -
old newsprint plastered
by slush to a stoop.
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