“We answer with our lives.”

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I first came across June Jordan’s WHO LOOK AT ME, a book she wrote for her son, Christopher, on display at Poet’s House (NYC), later acquiring this discarded library copy, written in 1969, sadly out of print.

In describing how this book came to be, Miss Jordon wrote, “We do not see those we do not know. And, in a nation suffering fierce hatred the question, race to race, man to man, and child to child, is WHO LOOK AT ME. We answer with our lives. Let the human eye begin unlimited embrace of human life.”

JUNE JORDAN WHO LOOK AT ME  Thomas Y. Crowell : New York, 1969.

 

“Summertime…

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“and the living is”   knife | fork | book

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JIM JOHNSTONE. JAMES LINDSAY. JOHN NYMAN. JIMMY MCINNES. New work and love poems. Last night.   knife | fork | book

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TONIGHT!

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ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY MONDAY JUNE 18TH WHITBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH DOORS 7PM FREE ALL ACCESS

ROXANNA BENNETT IS A DISABLED POET AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE  (TIGHTROPE BOOKS, 2014) AND UNSEEN GARDEN (KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, 2018). HER WORK HAS APPEARED IN BITCH MAGAZINE, SLICE MAGAZINE, THE DALHOUSIE REVIEW, EXISTERE, ARC, VALLUM, CV2, COSMONAUTS AVENUE, QWERTY, CARTE BLANCHE, AND MANY OTHER PUBLICATIONS. SHE LIVES IN ONTARIO, CANADA.
JEFF KIRBY POET. OWNER/PUBLISHER KNIFE | FORK | BOOK. EARLIER SIMPLE ENOUGH. COCK & SOUL. BOB’S BOY. THE WORLD IS FUCKED AND SOMETIMES BEAUTIFULA COCKSUCKER’S PRAYER (BANDCAMP). RECENT  SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY (KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, 2017). MATRIX MAGAZINETHE RUSTY TOQUE ISSUE 13 (PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEE), NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2018. UPCOMING THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF (PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS, SPRING 2019). WHITE CHRISTIAN DAZE.