Saturday, April 28, 2018

Day 28: "The Colonel" by Carolyn Forché

Day 28 of 30 Days of The Five-Two appreciates "The Colonel" by Carolyn Forché, who was born April 28, 1950.

I first read "The Colonel" in a college Intro to American Poetry class where Forché was the youngest poet covered. The poem's barbaric image of a jar of human ears has stayed with me.

—Gerald So

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