Writers preview the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series
“To whom do we belong? Those whom we can see in photographs? Those we encounter in story? Or those we know in our blood?” –an essay by CMarie Fuhrman
“Such a world is one of interpenetrating energies—a large, looming but luminous consciousness, in which we ourselves might be but a half-articulate idea.” –Dan Beachy-Quick
San Francisco-based poet Michael Warr and poet/translator Chun Yu co-founded Two Languages / One Community in 2015.
Just tell me who the hell am I?
What powers did I, do I hold?
I feel like a child, younger than this girl; I’m
telling about parents as if I still had them . . .
We are puppets, all parts of us
connected by strings, by loose wishes
Wind and darkness, like the cuckoo
Who returns from far off lands
I hear them singing a new song.
They hear each other sing . . .
caged my sight from behind