From Good Stock Strange BloodAnd, yet, each morning a fireheart grief in the body coming out of sleep. The listening to the smoke as if fills and weeps inside the chest, choking strength out hands weighted, dangling. We wonder where else it lives before it fills the body up. We assume it comes inside through the hole that promises invasion.
Lundy Martin is author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering and DISCIPLINE, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award.
About the Author
Dawn Lundy Martin, an essayist and award-winning poet is author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (2007) and DISCIPLINE (Nightboat Books 2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and was a finalist for both Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent collection is Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015). Martin is also a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three (with Ronaldo Wilson and Duriel Harris), and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? global arts collective. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.