In defence of poesy 2011: D. Cole Ossandon

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

D. Cole Ossandon is a multidisciplinary artist and poet whose work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She is currently working on her first full collection.

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Why I write poetry:

A love of words (strange words, words that do or don’t sound like their meaning, words that play with your ear).

A love of art forms that push limits, push buttons, push back.

Why to read poetry:

A conversation:

“Why should people read poetry?”

“Poems are riddles and riddles are fun.”

“Yup.”

“Poems are cheeky flirtations and cryptic confessions.”

“Yup.”

“It makes me feel smart.”

“Yup.”

“Poetry is word porn.”

“ … Um, I guess so.”

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deliciousness

deliciousness
and riddles

+++I:
+++dress puppets up in words.

+++You:
+++be the ventriloquist.

My meaning is elliptical.
I slip my tongue around eyes.

The sound, the taste, the beat.
Understand
+++in your way.

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