There is a star-studded cast of writers and poets posting at The Poetry Foundation blog, Harriet, for poetry month, including Black Sparrow's own Wanda Coleman. Her short post is titled “What is Poetry? Nuthin’ to Explain” which is itself a sort of prose-poem meditation on the experience of the poetic spark. “The body calls. Poetry is invited in. We read the hunger we need,” she writes. Couldn't have said it better.
For more from Wanda Coleman, check out the list of titles available right now from Black Sparrow Books, including African Sleeping Sickness.