Thrilled to have my poem “How to Build a Telescope” online at the terrific Booth journal! This is a poem that I wrote a couple years back and fiddled with for a long, long time, as it demanded that I pour more and more of myself into it before it could be finished…and when I got the note from Booth that it would appear in their journal, I was beside myself with excitement. It’s the piece on their homepage from 3/20 to 3/26, too! Which is exciting. But you can find it indefinitely here.
Thanks to Kaveh Akbar and the others at Booth for giving my poems such a wonderful home.
2 thoughts on “New poem in Booth – How to Build a Telescope”
Congrats, Brandon. I missed the original publication but I’m glad I found it now. It triggered the idea, especially with the line “Gods, I am a hall of footsteps, I am carrying my father’s father, and I come to you with his face,” of a telescope that distorted not only space but time as well, bringing ancestors closer into our being. I hope to find more of your work in the future.
Hey, thanks so much! I appreciate the kind words and that’s an interesting thought! Thanks for writing, it totally made my day! 🙂