I am so excited on many levels. I freaking love this poem. I tried to write a Sampson and Delilah poem for so long before it actually happened, and I am just so grateful for the reception it’s had. Also, as I’ve said before Boxcar is one of my favorite journals. Additionally, Patricia Smith is a bad-ass poet, and you’ll note that a few days ago I posted her performance on Def Jam of her poem “Skinhead.”
Color me super, super excited.
Huge thanks to Neil Aitken at Boxcar for the nod.