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Claudia Rankine is B O M B


I was blessed, yes blessed, to work with Claudia last semester in grad school. She exposed me to, and taught me volumes. I feel I wrote my best poems ever under her. I had a nice chat today with a friend. Claudia’s name came up. Ironically, I was reading some of Claudia’s poetry today. I need to find that zone again. That zone where I’m able to “deepen the poem and make it fill up.” I’m going to reread some of her poems, as well as Lyn Hejinian, and Sabrina Orah Mark. I can’t wait…


About Daniel Romo

Author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press, 2019), When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

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