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Crime and Poetry revisited

As part of my month-long celebration of National Poetry Month this past April, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gerald So, webmaster and editor of the Poems on Crime blog, The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly.

5-2-V1-Cover-165It was enlightening, to say the least, learning about this unusual genre of poetry and reading some of the poems that had been published both there as well as in So’s previous eBook series, The Lineup: Poems on Crime.  The different styles of poetry, the unique voices of those writing it, and the varied crimes that served as material for these poems serve to bring poetry to a new audience.

I hoped my interview, likewise, would help bring the poetry audience to the genre.

Having said this, it’s my pleasure to share with you one of my poems that was accepted for publication in The 5-2.  Entitled “Flight,” the poem is a short vignette of ‘flight’ that has been suddenly…stopped. You’ll see what I mean when you read it HERE.

A little different from my children’s poetry, yes?  Hope you liked it, though.  I encourage you to check out my interview with So if you hadn’t had a chance to read it yet - and I’ll be back this  Friday, June 7, with my weekly Poetry Friday offering!

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2 thoughts on “Crime and Poetry revisited

  1. Speaking of portrait poems … great character study, Matt. I love the sense of an empty bar which your speaker isn’t ready to leave.

    • Thanks, Laura. I liked the double-meaning of ’round of shots’ / ‘anyone left’ because it could pertain to either a bar scene or war scene…and hopefully makes the reader wonder!

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