I have never had an experience that combined so many emotions at once like tonight did. The amazingly wonderful, the horrifically bad. I finally got to see my favorite slam poet do my three favorite poems of his. But I also said some things to my best friends at dinner that I’ve never allowed myself to say before. Now how to move forward…
“The way life waits for us all with great patience.” - Brian Turner
Robert Lang keeps insisting to me that he isn’t a poet. I’ve kindly mentioned several times that is he, in fact, wrong. “I don’t know why I’ve been slow to say that, I feel like it’s an equivalent to being a virgin in the literary world,” says Lang. Even in our email discourse, I can see the genres brewing inside him: prose poetry, flash fiction, lyrical essay. It was no guess as to who I was going to select for an October Artist Feature when I received his submission. The literary world should start getting used to seeing a lot more from him, starting with this feature.
Bee Walsh, Poetry Editor
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Okay, but if Joan Jett doesn’t get in, I’m gonna rage so hard.