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New Santa Ana | The latest poems of the week are Shred the Gnar by Josie Perez and Transformed by Kim Shuck – Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, California 2021-09-13 13:52:37 –


I’m a little late, so this week I’ll be publishing two poems of the week. Santa Ana Literary Association include “Shred knots” NS Josie Perez When “Transform” NS Kim Shack, San Francisco’s seventh poet laureate, and is now an emeritus professor. Kim’s poetry project with the San Francisco Public Library was the inspiration for the Santa Ana Literary Society’s year-long poetry spotlight, so they thought it was appropriate to invite her to share the language with our community. I did. SALA’s one-year poetry project is to recognize and write local talents to create a sense of community and connect with the larger poetry scene in California and beyond.

Shred GNAR

Posted by: Josie Perez

If it chooses to take you
Give it all of you
Moment of bliss

Chaotic unity
A sense of unity with nature
For only 5 seconds

In an instant, all directions are lost
Consumed by voids

Josie Perez I have lived in Santa Anna for 25 years. She grew up surfing in Santa Cruz and is engaged in childcare.

Transform

Kim Shack

How many times did you weave
Reorganize the cocoons
Self-made
different
Divide carefully
construction
Loosen
Shake freely
Transform
By our own art?
How many times
Do you find
Light instructions
Recipe
A word for survival that we have never shaped?
Wear agate
Their inscription
Cracked from
Forest fire
Fire of prayer
And who decides where the altar is
Is it placed?
Walk in the next moment
Glitter
The sacred water we know
All water
Wash the dead
Shake yourself
Resume weaving
Call the chosen person
Stairwell
Because we are people in the stairwell
Of public transport
Underground echo
We are mythical characters
And even in deep weave
No doubt

Kim Shack It is a flexible protein. Shack is San Francisco’s seventh poet laureate and is now an emeritus professor. Kim is the solo author of seven books, two of which are the seventh in the series, and chances are beginning to distract. Kim’s latest book is City Lights Foundation’s Deer Trails, and his latest chapbook is Whose Water? From Mammoth Publications.



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