The genesis of this poem is a pretty straight-forward but engaging writing exercise I picked up over the summer during a writers-in-translation training.
Read William Carlos Williams’ “This Is Just to Say” out loud, write a poem in the same style, then share the poem to someone you know, then ask them to write you a response back in the style of Williams’ most trusted reader—his wife, Flossie.
Here is the first part, my riff off of WCW’s famous poem.
In Today’s News
An 18 yr old Latino
hurt in the
most likely armed.