A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
Ok, I no longer want them, the many selves I had to manage that exhausted everyone. I believed in angels then, thought I might be one -- that would be me, flying off on a tangent, just to land on someone's balcony. But so little could I see from there I longed for company with wings: too often I took flight just to feel the air slap my cheek.
Copyright 2020 Ira Sadoff. From Country, Living by Ira Sadoff (Alice James Books, 2020)
Ira Sadoff was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. He has taught at colleges and universities including the University ofVirginia, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and the M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College. He is currently the Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of Literature at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He is the author of nine volumes of poetry.