April 10, 2018

Scientific Method, by Paul Tran

Today's poem is Scientific Method by Paul Tran and was featured recently in a Poetry Magazine podcast, since it was published in the April 2018 issue of the magazine. 

I am not going to cut-and-paste the full poem here. Not necessarily due to copyright reasons - you can go read the poem at the link above, if you want..... but I would highly recommend hearing about the background to the poem and then hear the poet themselves read the poem.

So, go on now... hear the podcast here.

"Love, like me, is a beast no master can maim,
no dungeon can discipline. Love is at once master
and dungeon. So don’t underestimate me."


About the author Paul Tran is the poetry editor for The Offing magaine and a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and historian. Their work appears in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, RHINO, which gave them an Editor's Prize, and elsewhere. They received fellowships and residencies from Kundiman, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, Poets House, Lambda Literary Foundation, Napa Valley Writers Conference, Home School Miami, Vermont Studio Center, and The Conversation. In 2015, Paul became the first Asian American in almost 20 years to represent the Nuyorican Poets Cafe at the National Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam, where they ranked Top 10. Follow Paul on Twitter at https://twitter.com/speakdeadly or visit https://iampaultran.com.

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