Bio Note: The most recent title, (the 12th,) Analects was released last year. Recent journal publications include Sisyphus, The Satirist, The Ekphrastic Review, Thimble, Innisfree, and The American Journal of Poetry.
In poems, morning words sound roundly odd, assume selves born in sunrise, newly woken to the world, a golden zone. In morning the poem’s shape turns and folds, a moving helix that thins or grows fat, glows a morning orange god, a globe. Poems in morning are full of themselves, like members of a family, school children before school, not yet subdued by lazy noon or evening’s elegy. Best news is morning news.
©2020 Michael Gessner
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