This week’s poem from Slate is rather aptly titled Gun Control, and that is all I’ll say on the matter as this is not a political blog, but rather a literary one. This poem is written by Carol Muske-Dukes and, if you check out the Slate website, you can hear her read the poem as well. Especially this week, I’d think it would be nice to sit down and just listen to a poem read by its author.
According to her website, Carol Muske-Dukes is a professor at the University of Southern California and a former Poet Laureate of California. Her latest book of poetry is Twin Cities (Penguin Poets Series, June 2011). Her other recently released books are two anthologies: Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (co-edited with Bob Holman, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, May 2011) and The Magical Poetry Blimp Pilot’s Guide (co-edited with Diana Arterian, Figueroa Press, June 2011). Many of her collections have been “New York Times Most Notable Books” or listed in the current year’s “Best Books”.
Gun Control, by Carol Muske-Dukes