11/24/2012

It’s hard to see enough of people;
to see people at all may be enough.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“Credo” was, for a long time, 40+ lines about a superintendent’s wife raising her son in a cramped basement apartment. Like them, the poem was confined (to sentimental voyeurism, Dickensian bathos, etc.). Are the best poems just a few words rearranged? This is hardly a best anything, yet it does feel enlarged by the absence of its original subjects.

BIO:

Will Schutt is the author of the forthcoming book Westerly, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Agni, FIELD, The New Republic and elsewhere.
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