About the Poems - JD
About the Poemsby Jilly Dybka I have married a crow: I'm obsessed with working in poetic forms, and with the sound/rhythm of words. City Bus: This is what happens when one reads James Tate and Yeats at the same time. Prison Dentist: Now, you weren't expecting a dentist poem to be light and cheerful, eh? Experimenting with the horizontal and vertical at the same time. The Groundskeeper: I wrote a book of 50 narrative sonnets about sideshow freaks. The manuscript has been rejected 97 times. This is a poem from that manuscript. The Last Big Bet: My mother has amazing drawing power at poker.