Friday, October 26, 2018
Tiana Clark reads her poem from Poetry
I hear poets talk about the honor of having one of their poems selected for publication in Poetry magazine. It's arguably the top poetry publication of all time. So it's no small wonder that so many poets aspire to publish there.
It's the publication where Margaret Walker first published "For My People" and Gwendolyn Brooks published "We Real Cool." Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, and many others published in Poetry.
On October 24, my colleague Tiana Clark closed her reading by discussing a dream that finally came true. She had a poem published in Poetry. She held a copy of the November issue of the magazine, and as her last poem, read, "My Therapist Wants to Know About My Relationship to Work."
Before reading, she pointed out how it had been a dream come true for her to publish in Poetry. And here she was reading her poem from the forthcoming issue.
• A notebook on Tiana Clark