Our poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected one poem by Brandon Shimoda for her monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.
By Michael Leong, Albert Mobilio, Barry Schwabsky, and John Yau
Ezra Pound said poetry was news that stays news. I thought that in gathering some notes on poetry I’ve read this year I’d bring a bit of news and only after doing so realized to what extent those notes would indicate how today’s poetry can be entwined with medieval Moorish Spain or fourteenth century Tuscany or Elizabethan London or sixteenth century Japan. Sometimes, apparently, poetry can also be ancientries made new again.