December 10, 2010

December 10th: Susan Briante

      for Farid

You post
a link
to a love song
on my wall
I tell you
to wear
a coat
it’s cold
it’s months
since we’ve stood
at a baggage
O brave
new country
of short days
this year
I just want
to love
each other
let each
day stand
our red door
like David Rawlings
singing the part
of Emmylou Harris
singing the part
of Alison Krauss
we will work
something out
in our own voice.

Susan Briante is the author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion (Ahsahta Press, 2007) and Utopia Minus (Ahsahta Press, 2011). Lately, she can be found translating the work of Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio as well as writing poems about the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Briante is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas. She lives in Dallas with the poet Farid Matuk and their daughter.

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