01/22/2010

[         ] The Samian whore Nika
fed me over-ripe figs [           ]


and lentils dressed in fish sauce


[                                              ]


so I treated her


            to a bit of my butt music

BIO:

The Texas Institute of Letters awarded Christopher Bakken’s second book, Goat Funeral, its prize for the best book of poetry published in 2006. He is also the author of After Greece (2001) and co-translator of The Lions’ Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios (2006). His work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, Subtropics, and Literary Imagination.
MORE POEMS:

10/12/2011
'In the dream I am a strange dealer', Anne Marie Rooney


07/13/2011
'Lament of the Greek', Jeanne Marie Beaumont


11/22/2010
'The Great American Novel', Kate Angus