The Poetry & Cruelty Hotline

In honor of National Poetry Month, we decided to open the Poetry & Cruelty Hotline. Poets call in, read us a poem, and then tell us the cruelest thing they’ve ever done or had done to them. We originally thought NaPoMo was in April because of the first line of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” but we were wrong. That’s ok. We’re wrong often.

But we’re right about hearing poems and cruelties from Elisa Gabbert, Eric Baus, Andrea Rexilius, Kelly Forsythe, Bill Carty, Hafizah Geter, Catherine Pierce, Camille Rankine, and Arda Collins.

This is the first installment. There are two cruel weeks left. More poems and cruelty coming!

And here’s this, too.



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