Anthony Madrid

  THE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS   Brake light out; kid with a stick. I’m running laps on the lip of a funnel. Inbound Stevenson, north to...
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Friday Pick: Anthony Madrid’s I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say

Anthony Madrid's debut collection of poetry, I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say, is the poetic equivalent of a Bollywood dance routine: Rambunctiously over the top, colorful, humorous, and, even if by virtue of its own audacious strangeness, a thrill to witness.

Anthony Madrid

I BALANCED a sword on my head, dropped to my knees and earnestly vowed / I would never again APOLOGIZE on command. // I am done with Apology Culture, done with tendering and accepting. If I’m / Commanded, I refuse; forced to listen, I stop my ears.

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