Poetry

Such torment

 

I found out yesterday that Michelangelo was a poet. You would think that humiliating centuries of painters and sculptors would be enough for him but some people are never satisfied. His first known painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, is on display at the Metropolitan Museum through February 12.

I found out today that the first poem I ever wrote, Underneath, is published in the latest edition of Subterranean Blue Poetry. I wrote this poem in May of 2014 at a New York WritersWorkshop poetry writing workshop in a library in Chinatown.

Poetry workshoppers, I’m on the right

Below is the first draft of the poem. Follow the link below for the finished product:

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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