Suffragettes At Walmart
Ophelia on all fours, Juliette the suffragette before Mary
Wollstonecraft wore emancipation like a wasp buzzing her
pollen of indignation.
Khans mastered horses in the manner of Chiricahua
sipping moonlight from vessels resembling harsh penumbras.
Now infants swing to & fro, fro & to in petroleum seats
secured by vinyl-covered chains fastened to the whims of culture
Half moon, half sun prowling oceans & rivers of blood
that feed the streams that flood the fields nourished by moon
Infants swinging to & fro, fro & to in petroleum baskets
anchored by chains securely fastened like the marionettes of culture
Alan Britt has published over 3,000 poems nationally and internationally in such places as Agni,
Bitter Oleander, Bloomsbury Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Christian Science Monitor,
Confrontation, English Journal, Epoch, Flint Hills Review, International Gallerie (India), Kansas Quarterly,
Letras (Chile), Magyar Naplo (Hungary), Midwest Quarterly, Minnesota Review, Missouri Review, New Letters,
Northwest Review, Osiris, Pedrada Zurda (Ecuador), Poet's Market, Queen's Quarterly (Canada),
Revista/Review Interamericana (Puerto Rico), Revista Solar (Mexico), Roanoke Review, Steaua (Romania),
Sunstone, Tulane Review, Wasafiri (UK), and The Writer's Journal.
His interview at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio, January 2013.
He has published 16 books of poetry. He teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.
ALAN BRITT: Library of Congress Interview: