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The Sealey Challenge Day 26: "How to be Drawn" by Terrance Hayes

I will not argue that Terrance Hayes is a genius. He is a word maverick and places social justice behind every turn. Emotion is laid bare but is done so in a way that does not seem heavy handed or heartless. Instead, each poem is balanced. There is a ratio of wordplay depending perhaps on his need for mood and tone, but I marvel at his forms and how each stanza might end but also continue. I find those my own games that I play with.

I love when words hang and have multiple meanings while being in a fixed location. For example, a heavy word at the end of the line that is hard end-stop, makes me sigh, and then continues the next stanza or continues after white space with a new meaning but the same fixed word. I find it marvelous.

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