"There You Go"
At long last, I'm going in
EVERYBODY: Everybody, shut up.
MONDAY: Itâs happening again.
MONEY: It's me, isn't it?
A SYSTEM: Can I just say:
Run free in the wheat, commandantÂ
like a plow with a human face or
like a face plowing down the American plain.
These are Âtalky sonnetsâ in the vein of John Berrymanâs and Ted Berriganâs, written on the poet's lunch hour in the spirit of Frank O'Hara. Winner of the Fence Modern Poets series.
Paul Legaultâs first book, The Madeline Poems, was published in 2010. Raised in Tennessee, Paul lives with his husband in Brooklyn, New York, where he works at the Academy of American Poets.