Episode 39 / Overkill

August 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins

Our guest on this episode was Matthew Shenoda! Providence, Rhode Island in tha house! We finally have a poet on the podcast! Huzzah! We speak with Matthew about the craft of poetry and also hear from him about the African Poetry Book Fund, a really cool organization he cofounded that publishes 3 to 4 books a year and works with Akashic books to publish an African poetry box set! Ask Taylor about the Big Bang. Matthew is born again hard-boiled. Rob goes the distance to get a poseable figure.


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I: Routine stop

The way his hand wrenches
The neck of a stranger
How his feet kick the legs out from
Under him
Leaving the weight of his body
In the mercy of overkill

II: Son
There was a woman in an airport
Her son divided by oceans, by war, by triggers, by blood
There were the hands of another, who slid inside her palm
an envelope and whispered,
“Go and bring him”

They carried him over
Tucked him under
Hid him inside
Sheltered him closely
But the men in green
With their eyes made of convex lenses
And polycarbonate searing
Spotted him like a laser
Searching for a target
placed him in a cage made of polished earth
And sent him as far from his heart as they could.


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