for Jessica Cuello and Kasey Jueds walking together by a blue-mouthed reservoir each one a writer of darkness, silence the red squirrels running the fence the mountains peering down what does your shirt say, asks an older woman, walking poesía y putería—poetry and whoring, one of us answers all of us laughing as an oriole whistles as an eagle flies above the blessing of the birds in its talons
Thinking this morning what an enormous blessing it is to connect with other writers–that twitter is not a community, but that it can provide access to communities many of us do not have locally. Jessica Cuello and Kasey Jueds are both poet “twitter friends,” and I had the great joy of staying with Jessica in a cabin in the Catskills for a few days this summer. While there, we discovered Kasey lived less than ten minutes away (!!!) so we met for a walk together at a nature preserve. All three of us have books out this year, and Kasey and Jessica’s are so stunning–The Thicket and Liar. Get yourself copies, ASAP! Also check out the very first episode of Of Poetry Podcast, that I recorded with Jessica at the tiny kitchen table in the Catskills. An episode with Kasey is in the works!