Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blackwater Shot Our Dog

Thank you to Zygote In My Coffee for posting a poem I wrote called Blackwater Shot Our Dog.

The poem may actually be called Blackwater Shot My Dog, but I can't remember, because I don't have a copy in front of me right now. The poem most likely has one of those two titles, although there is a remote possibility that it is called Kubla Khan.

I got the idea for Blackwater from the newspaper article I quote at the beginning of the piece. I got the idea to look in newspapers for poem ideas from John Updike, who starts many of the poems in his book Verse with quotations from newspapers. I admired his resourcefulness, and decided to copy it.

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