Thursday, April 14, 2016


For 2016's National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), Troy's Work Table is writing thirty poems in thirty days, but only publishing three lines (or less) from each rough draft poem here at TWT.


I will man-crush on Melville until it makes them utterly uncomfortable
until I am counterpaned in shame and glory.
Get a room they’ll say and I will and I’ll crawl into bed with him.


The opening lines of poem-in-progress "Two More Melvilles."

Thank you to Dave for inspiration of the third line. Thank you to Herman Melville and his letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne for encouraging me to revisit one of my favorite chapters of Moby-Dick: "The Counterpane."


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