Sunday Poetry: Not to be Tampered With

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here.

I had to smile when The Printer’s Error by Aaron Fogel showed up in my mailbox from Poetry 180 this week.  How can any novelist not love this one, particularly a novelist who just returned from a conference that focused on epubbing–which involves no printers at all?  Right now, as I’m completing a manuscript to send to my editor, the poem particularly strikes a chord. 

The Printer’s Error also reminds me that this week I received an email from a reader pointing out an error in The Parting Glass, the second of my Whiskey Island duo.  Somehow (chance, protest, God?) the Cleveland Browns football team is noted in the novel as wearing orange and black uniforms.  I lived there for twelve years, and the team is, after all, called the BROWNS.   So how did this happen?  After reading The Printer’s Error, I’ll mull over the reason, and all the interesting things that could come from it.

Remember there are no quizzes here, no right ways to read or contemplate the poem we share.  Absolutely no dissecting allowed.  Just come along for the “read.”  What line, word or thought will you carry with you this week?  If you’d like to tell us where the poem took you?  We’ll listen.

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