Poetry: THREE MOMENTS FROM MY LIFE WITH THE GHOST OF THE 38TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Owen Mcleod
Owen McLeod here delivers a poem both playful and sinister—a carnival mirror that shoves back uncomfortable truths in its twisting reflection. The hashtags and the copyrights give “Three Moments…” a certain childishness, like a drawing a kid would make for their therapist, in which the horror at home is revealed in the shape of hands. What is modern man, the poem asks, and what is his modern Barbaric Yawp™?
THREE MOMENTS FROM MY LIFE WITH THE GHOST OF THE 38TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Owen McLeod's first book of poems, Dream Kitchen, won the 2018 Vassar Miller Prize and will be published next year. His work has found homes in New England Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, and many other publications. He is a studio potter and a professor of philosophy at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. His website is www.owenmcleodpoetry.com.