Dan Beachy-Quick is an American poet, writer, and critic. He is the author of four collections of poems, most recently, Circle's Apprentice (Tupelo Press), and A Whaler’s Dictionary (Milkweed Editions), a collection of essays about Moby Dick. His honors include a Lannan Foundation Residency.
His poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including The Boston Review, The New ... more »
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Heroisms, 4, 5
I speak these words directly into his yawn
Open cave of
his dark almost kind
of fire-lit mouth
And the shadows there my words form these shadows
In the back of the hero's throat
A world we applaud where chained to the ground
We watch the trees walk past us. There are other ways to describe the year:
The hero's boredom.
Where the horror is comparison, honor sees
Hands in the trees instead of leaves—
Honesty asks why the ...