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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


by Laurie Lamon

Logo development and poster design for Guerilla Party by Studio Lineal.

On the curb, a man in a guerilla suit
is holding a sign. He wants me to vote:
hate some more than others, love
some more than others.

Someone gets off the bus; here
is a curb, a rush hour, birds overhead
so I look, the shush shush of wings,
the beautiful assembly.

A Professor of English at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, Laurie Lamon has published two collections of poetry:  The Fork Without Hunger and Without Wings, CavanKerry Press (NJ), 2007 and 2009. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Criterion, Ploughshares, Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture and other magazines and journals, including 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Ordinary Days, edited by Billy Collins, and the Poetry Daily and Verse Daily websites. In 2007 Lamon received a Witter Bynner award, selected by Poet Laureate Donald Hall. She has also received a Pushcart Prize.