About the Poems - JF
About the Poemsby Jason Fraley These poems focus on the of memory. I find it difficult to remember my own childhood with enough clarity to find comfort, so I've found my poetry leaning, sometimes more explicitly than not, toward some type of imagined autobiography. All the things that matter to me–weather, technology, politics, religion–all mashed together into something absurd because that's the only way it makes sense. The essential element of memory is that there's always one more question, generally being when does this childhood end or does prayer work better when it's party cloudy or hazy and humid.