Likeunto by Jack Hirschman


what comes out of the cool
blue of a sky-need
and resonant to years
before it was dirtied up
by hoods of the klux-headed,
deaths-headed sort,
as well as hoods of
the criminal state
of things now,

when a brother, part of
out of the, or certainly when,
blue in the cool
dawned with warm
ringing true among human beings,
one me,
thus you

Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman
Born: 13 December 1933, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 22 August 2021, California, USA

Hirschman is a poet and social activist, with an oeuvre of more than fifty volumes of poetry and essays. Born in New York City, he received a BA from the City College of New York in 1955, MA in 1957, and Ph.D. (from Indiana University) in 1961. While studying at City College he worked as a copyboy for the Associated Press. At the age of 19, he sent a story to Ernest Hemmingway, who responded ‘I can’t help you, kid. You write better than I did ay 19.’ A copy of the letter was left with the Associated Press. When Hemmingway killed himself in 1961 ‘Letter to a Young Writer’ was disseminated by the wire service to be published around the world

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