A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Friday, April 22, 2011


There's argument about how to pronounce the
soup convention:
soupcon or soupcon?
and similarly confusing:
the nuns for marijuana convention
high nun
the umlauts don't help.
but the Sock Summit is just the Sock Summit.
Bring your brightest smile
your sharpest knitting needle
and a negative space in your heart
the shape of a hotel bar
and you'll be
which is a joke you'll hear from
a lot of panelists.
If you're lucky you'll meet
some of the people you've been corresponding with
on the internet about socks
and put names to faces.
Hopefully they'll just look a LITTLE less glamorous
than you pictured,
not a LOT less glamourous.
You sort of pictured them looking like their screen icon,
a kitten in a sock,
but you knew they didn't really look like that.
you are
a little

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