Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Year by Joanna Klink

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February 21, 2017

New Year

Joanna Klink

About This Poem


"Since the election I've been feeling, like so many others, physically overwhelmed at the magnitude of what is about to be dismantled in my country, what is about to be taken away from very real people already barely able to get by. In writing the poem I was trying to sense a way forward through my own demoralizing hopelessness, trying to clarify what I need to do, and—with the 'we'—be reminded of what's still possible."
—Joanna Klink


Joanna Klink is the author of Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin Books, 2015). She lives in Missoula, Montana.


Photo credit: Antonia Wolf

Poetry by Klink


Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy

(Penguin Books, 2015) 

"Let Them Not Say" by Jane Hirshfield


"Air In The Epic" by Brenda Hillman


"Self-Portrait in Charleston, Orlando" by Dean Rader




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