Know No Name

“I’ve always believed that language actually makes things happen. Not what the words mean necessarily, but the sound of them. In this poem I really decided to foreground that. Rather than try to write a poem about something, I would allow sound to draw me. It is not that I don’t think this poem has a subject, it’s more that those meanings are rooted in the sound of the poem itself.” -Kazim Ali on PoetryNow