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Lunacy [AUDIO]

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Sun goes down and moon grows fat.

Handshakes. Laughter. Kompromat.

 

Ursa Major. Minor Fool.

Planes fly over Istanbul.

 

Post-Obama. Post-Mandela.

Topsy. Turvy. Tarantella.

 

Missiles fired. Hit the deck.

Jared Kushner writes a check.

 


Cody Walker’s most recent poetry collection is The Trumpiad (Waywiser, 2017). All proceeds from the book are being donated to the ACLU. He’s also the author of two earlier collections: The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016) and Shuffle and Breakdown (Waywiser, 2008). His work appears in The New York Times Magazine, Scoundrel Time, The Best American Poetry, and Resistance, Rebellion, Life: Fifty Poems Now. He lives in Ann Arbor, where he teaches English at the University of Michigan and blogs for the Kenyon Review.

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