Jason Crane

POEM: cotton candy

Listen to this poem using the player above. / / / cotton candy God was on the G train today disguised as an Ecuadorian man in his 40s He was selling cotton candy dozens of bags of it like palm leaves stapled to the top of a long stick it’s a thankless job, being God […]

POEM: sorry, Larry

Listen to this poem using the player above. / / / sorry, Larry after being called downstairs every four goddamned hours I justifiably killed Larry maybe not on purpose (quite) rather seductively, tentatively under very wan xanthic — yellow — zinnias / / / I’ve been reading Charles Bernstein’s Attack Of The Difficult Poems and […]

there is joy, yes?

I started poem-a-day for November using the Poetic Asides prompts. My plan was to write one long poem, a section each day based on the prompt for the day. I did very well at first. Writing every day. Posting most days, November 1-16. But I was writing a poem about my separation from my husband, […]

POEM: natsukashii

Listen to this poem using the player above. / / / This poem is a combination of images from my past and images from the present. natsukashii genmaicha leaves in a clay pot Tokyo sounds subway travels tatami mats against our legs tangy curry from little cubes Tonari no Totoro & a cat who steps […]

Jason Crane

POEM: Cale on the 6

Listen to this poem using the player above. I wrote this today on the 6 train while listening to John Cale’s album Vintage Violence. / / / Cale on the 6 John Cale’s on the uptown 6 singing about Adelaide Spring to Bleeker to Astor Place on a November day that finally feels like winter […]