Thursday, January 22, 2009

Matthew Zapruder: Poem (For Grace Paley) an Excerpt

Below is an excerpt from a poem

I placed thousands of
sweet tarts into my mouth. Five years
later someone said they saw Diane P.
kissing a girl in a car, and they punched
the window on the passenger side
in and I laughed, and it’s all been as
people say downhill from there, meaning
until this moment I have been coasting,
but from this one forward Grace I vow
I shall coast no more.

The Winter 2008 issue of The Massachusetts Review is devoted to writings by and about Grace Paley. I am going to look for it today!