This week’s poem from Slate is entitled, rather interestingly, How to Steal the Laptop of Your Childhood Nemesis, and it is written by poet Eric McHenry. As always, you can click the poem title there and hear Eric McHenry read his poem aloud, which I think is a really awesome thing. If you have a spare moment today, do check this out and add a little poetry to your day.
According to a website about Kansas poets, Eric McHenry is the author of Potscrubber Lullabies (Waywiser Press, 2006), a poetry collection that won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Harvard Review, Northwest Review, Orion and Agni. He currently teaches at Washburn University. At that website, you can also find some more examples of McHenry’s poems.
How to Steal the Laptop of Your Childhood Nemesis, by Eric McHenry