Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box, Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the…
“I will also say that I spend a good deal of time looking at art and, like a lot of 13 year old girls, I have a Tumblr. And that does function as a visual scrapbook, predominantly of visual art works I’m thinking about or have come across in reading, in person, or in digital archives.”—
Pierre Reverdy / Translated from the French by Dan Bellm
A little mark shines between your fluttering eyelids. The room is empty, and the shutters come open in the dust. It must be the day or some memory that brings tears to your eyes. The landscape of the wall—the horizon behind—your disordered memory—and the sky nearer. There are trees and clouds, protruding heads, and hands hurt by the light. Then a curtain falls and shrouds all these shapes in darkness.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of ROME, as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE. She is a co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013). She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn….