“One Week,” a poem from faculty member A. Van Jordan’s new book The Cineaste (2013, W.W. Norton) is today’s featured poem at Poetry Daily.

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Buster Keaton’s every move strikes
without the sting of pity, just the sweat
of arms swinging hammers and nailing
planks of wood; he builds a scene to astonish
all in awe. There’s nothing more physical
than a man in love, but jealousy
renders me still: The story opens
with him marrying my ex. At first,
I simply want to warn him, but they seem
so happy … Simply put, he appears
to have it all: A young bride, a home
as a wedding gift, and a plot of land.
What else am I to do but foil his plans?  …[Keep Reading]…

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