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Poem of the Week: July 23, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Chaos is the New Calm by Wyn Cooper.

Road Trip

Morocco to Norfolk to Nashville,
halfway around the glove
and I'm wandering still.

Jane in Virginia told me
Tenessee's the new Virginia,
that I should pack up and leave.

Not until Knoxville did I know
she didn't want me around,
just hoped I would go.

Nashville's a mirage that ripens
over the Cumberland River,
how I might like it depends.

I knock on doors until a woman says
nice knock, nice accent, nice fez.


Chaos is the New Calm is available from the BOA Bookstore.

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