Poems on Loan: Vol. 2
Sunday, 3 July 2011
A continuation of the new Poems on Loan series. The second installment has been graciously provided by the journal Diagram, and poet Panika M. C. Dillon.
A brief introduction for the poem, provided by Emma Ramey, the editor who accepted it:
“This poem reminds us of a fun house, where the very first image of you six inches shorter and six inches wider fascinates you and you could stand there all day until someone shouts, “Hey, dude, move it! You’re holding up the line!” and so you move to the next mirror and the next and the next and each mirror is just as fascinating as the last. That is to say, we are so driven by the playfulness of the language in the lines that we get pleasantly lost inside them, the better/batter, tract or tractor, get lost in the rhythmic ticking of the lines, the slight shifts that create new meaning, new language, and yet by the end we are delighted to be reminded that the poem is also about an object, a theme and the poem never loses its way.”
Panika M. C. Dillon resides from time to time in Fairbanks, AK or Austin, TX. Her work has appeared in Stirring, Oranges & Sardines, Copper Nickel, Shampoo Poetry and Spindle Zine. She believes that Coleridge’s “best words, best order” can be applied to and change our national conversation. She implements this strategy as a political organizer. [º]