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5/30: Oliver Baez Bendorf

Today we are reading "Impervious" by Oliver Baez Bendorf. This poem has me thinking deeply about titles, and how they relate to the body of the poem.


This poem also makes me think of different newsworthy animals, like the small monkey that roamed in IKEA, or the cow that escaped the truck heading to slaughter and swam to a small island.


So today, think of a news story relating to an animal, and write a poem that expounds your connection to that animal's story. Also, at the end, add a title that subverts the poem. For example Oliver's title to me rings as a defiance of the threat that the carp and the speaker face daily.


How are we? Still writing? I am already behind, but that means I'm behind you all, cheering you on!

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