a 1999 Whiting Writers Award and the 2000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for
his first book of poems,
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Harvard
Review, The Beliot Poetry Journal, Chelsea, Callaloo,
as well as in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The
Anagram Poems are adopted from the word game puzzles found in
several syndicated newspapers: 1. End words must be derived from
four or more letters in the title. 2.Words which acquire four
letters by the addition of "s" are not used. 3. Only one
form of a verb is used.
a i n t l y
the Bible said. A satin
never drags in the dirt. No nasty
No yellowed armpit stain.
the hands & feet. No salt
the wound. Just satiny
No narrow slit
stick the tongue through. No tiny
pecks for eyes. No last
pleas to be added to the list.
© 2001 by Terrance Hayes