Erin Belieu

(1967 - / Ohama / Nebraska)

Erin Belieu Poems

1. Another Poem For Mothers 4/7/2015
2. I Heart Your Dog's Head 7/20/2016
3. In Ecstasy 7/20/2016
4. Dum Spiro Spero 7/20/2016
5. Field 7/20/2016
6. For Catherine: Juana, Infanta Of Navarre 3/28/2012
7. Rondeau At The Train Stop 3/28/2012
8. Loser Bait 7/20/2016
9. Legend Of The Albino Farm 3/28/2012
10. Georgic On Memory 3/28/2012
11. The Hideous Chair 3/28/2012
12. Against Writing About Children 1/20/2003
13. From On Being Fired Again 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Erin Belieu

From On Being Fired Again

I've known the pleasures of being
fired at least eleven times—

most notably by Larry who found my snood
unsuitable, another time by Jack,
whom I was sleeping with. Poor attitude,
tardiness, a contagious lack
of team spirit; I have been unmotivated

squirting perfume onto little cards,
while stocking salad bars, when stripping
covers from romance novels, their heroines
slaving on the chain gang of obsessive love—

and always the same hard candy
of shame dissolving in my throat;

handing in my apron, returning the cash-
register ...

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