Jonah

Nurture

Working on the plant-based poem November Love Story I was surprised to discover that this “Nurture” essay, which appeared in Surviving the Twenty-First Century, had never been published on Montaigbakhtinian. Here it is.   There was a time, in a… Read More ›

November Love Story

On the sidewalk by a plant store on East 10th Street A dying little plant, mainly brown twigs Dumbly awaiting the garbage collector   One of the workers shrugged—it’s all yours and free On my warm bathroom ledge, the warming… Read More ›

Ameraiku

POETRY October 2013, augmented May 2017 It is quite some time now that the haiku has made its way across the Pacific, and many an American, adult and school child, has tried their hand at imitating the form and sensibility… Read More ›

Puberty Squared

Two poems {click for pdf}   Given: Such Disorder   Boys and girls with pictures and science may seem Well-schooled (and besieged)—yet still not prepared. The mad builder-destroyer, inside and free, Organs growing, over exposed, clumps of hair.   To… Read More ›