11/29/2010

The devil is not more
Diplomatic in

Welcoming our forays
Into the earth.

We riddled the mountain
Until it answered.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

On “Coal”: The poem was written in response to the nearly simultaneous mining disasters in Wangjialing, China, and the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia in April, 2010.

BIO:

Jason Gray is the author of Photographing Eden (Ohio UP, 2009), winner of the Hollis Summers Prize, and two chapbooks, How to Paint the Savior Dead (Kent State UP, 2007) and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo (Dream Horse, 2003). He co-edits the online poetry journal, Unsplendid.
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