Justin Bigos (poetry, ’08): Justin has two new poems in iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, “Twenty Thousand Pigeons” and “St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago.”
TWENTY THOUSAND PIGEONS
In my dream last night, back again on the corner
of Avenue J and 14th, a rabbinical student stops me
to ask if I’m Jewish. I show him the framed photo
I carry: a family of nine. Pale faces, strong noses; black hair
parted or pulled back; the children dressed like the parents.
He says, They, are they Jewish? I don’t know, I say...[Keep Reading]…