Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"I May Be a Bear" is going to be reprinted in Press 1's anthology THE RED ROOM. "Texas" was anthologized by Mud Luscious press in FIRST YEAR.


Glenn Buttkus said...

I remember finding this poem on Press 1. It is a long one too. One of my favorite stanzas is:

It’s hard
to love man
who loves only
being loved
Because love is not
so much forgiveness
as making one aware of one’s flaws
in order to evince
Love is not
Love is
(I Love Spinach!)

The bear that have crossed my path have all been sighted from a car, not a hiking trail. Did you ever see GRIZZLY MAN? It gives one
pause for sure. My grandfather shot a bear at one point and skinned it out, beheading it. I remember looking at the muscularature, and realizing how very much like a man it looked, much more Anthropoid than I had
previously considered; that somewhere apes, man, and bear
branched off on the genetic tree.

CLBledsoe said...

Thanks. It was my favorite for a long time. Might still be.