“What You Mean I Can’t Irony?” — Ishmael Reed

“What You Mean I Can’t Irony?”
by Ishmael Reed
A high-yellow lawyer woman
told me I ought to go to
Europe to “broaden your per
spective.” This happened at
a black black cocktail party
an oil portrait, Andrew Carnegie,
smiling down

“Linnaeus’ Flower Clock” — Tom Clark


“All Things Decay and Die” — Robert Herrick

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“Population Explosion” — Archibald MacLeish

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“If I should learn, in some quite casual way” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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“The Banjo Player” — Fenton Johnson

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History is an attempt to make the past seem stable (William Carlos Williams)

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