As you may have noticed, we’ve been celebrating National Poetry Month by periodically sharing poems by some of our past honored artists. But some local poets are being much more literal about their Poetry Month. Take Simeon Berry (Poetry Fellow ’06): he’s undertaking the NaPoWriMo challenge – that is, to write at least one poem a day, all month.
You can follow his intriguing trajectory on his blog, where he’s been posting a series of poems about a character named “the doppelganger” and his adventures (of a kind) in a world seemingly shaped by poetic forces.
Here’s one posted April 19:
The doppelganger discusses his will with Miss Anaphora
a lock is
me and I
as it is.
in a stride
or a time
to put on
Simeon Berry is an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and has won a Career Chapter Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Dana Award for Poetry, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Fellowship.