Just realized today is the deadline to participate in this year's Big Poetry Giveaway, so here we go:
My name is Shawnte Orion and I am an Arizona poet who has participated in this blogaway for the past few years.
This year I will be giving away Ai's "Cruelty/Killing Floor"
Husband, for a while, after I shoot you,
I don't touch your body,
I just cool it with my paper fan,
the way I used to on hot nights,
as the moon rises, chip of avocado
and finally, too bored to stay any longer,
I search your pockets, finding a few coins.
I slip your hand under my skirt
and rub it against my chili-red skin,
then I put on your black boots.
I stick the gun in my waistband,
two beaded combs in my hair.
I never cost much,
but tonight, with a gun, your boots...
I haven't yet found a publisher for my first book of poems, so instead I will be giving away one of my copies of the current Thin Air Magazine, which I recently blogged about (at least it contains one of my poems, "Kentucky Freud Chicken").
To enter just leave a comment below (with some way to contact you).