If One Was Two & Six Was Thirty-Three
Serial number shaved off faith—
faith a lime green parrot shivering naked
in every pet store in every municipality—
faith that wants a second chance knowing
that since the dawn faith has suckled
the wilted teats of DNA—hence,
second chances are a longshot—still,
better than swiping a number from
Santoni's deli & waiting in line like all
the other existentialists for tuna salad
& Maryland crab cakes.
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: