William Wright Harris

ode on crubeens

the pig's feet are boiled
& cost eighty bits

eaten by hungry
free forks

by teeth decaying
buildings hanging
an industrialized cityscape
in the framing of a
dutch angle

the economic boot
of colonialism
grinds deep
on the neck of erinn

My poetry has appeared in nine countries in such literary journals as The Cannon’s Mouth, Ascent Aspirations, generations and Write On!!! I am a student at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, where I have studied poetry in workshop settings with such poets as Jesse Janeshek, Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, and Marcel Brouwers.

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