Double Down posts from April 2018

Apr 19, 2018 | Posted by By Jared Stanley

This poem originally appeared in EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017)

 

Noctilucent clouds

purple light on the hills at night—

something halfwit grand about 

 

mistaking the air over mourning

doves' wings for the teakettle,

warm in here, inside the war 

 

of ears - which one will point...

Apr 12, 2018 | Posted by By Shaun T. Griffin

for Cody and Suzette

 

Trying to paint in the dust

of sirens, a burnished Mexican

man sprays bougainvillea

flowers from the patio.

 

How does the union occur—

this mayhem of art and exhaust?

in the backyard of my son’s

beloved, who sits in her room

 

typing notes for research

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Apr 5, 2018 | Posted by By Lindsay Cook

A little over six years ago I was a college freshman at the University of Nevada, studying elementary education and working at Starbucks. I had a coworker at the time that worked part-time at Starbucks and also worked for Nevada Humanities. We talked a lot about education and history, and one day he asked me if I would be interested in being an intern for the ...