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A couple fine prose poems by Jim Harrison

I’m sick at home, prepping for this new advanced creative nonfiction class I’m teaching this semester at B.C. Came across these two prose poems by one of my favorite writers, Jim Harrison. His memoir, Off to the Side, is loud-mouthed, roaming, and full of quiet insights. A definite recommendation.

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Urgency

We learn a lot in Emergency Rooms. Patience, for one. I’m sitting in a semi-circle of beige chairs, waiting for the doctor to tell me that I’ve got a bad cold. And to prescribe some antibiotics. This is important, the antibiotics.

Folks spend a lot of time in waiting rooms. I suppose this is why they’ve earned this nickname. What’s weird is the complacency, the easy camaraderie. This man with wavy gray hair in front of me is chit-chatting with a black woman in a wheelchair. It’s like they’re old friends. Too much time waiting around for something to happen…

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» "Pinays," AGNI, Spring 2016
» "Dandy," Post Road, Spring 2015
» "Wrestlers," Fifth Wednesday, Spring 2014
» "Babies," Joyland, August 2011
» "Nicolette and Maribel," BostonNow, May 2007
» "The Rice Bowl," Memorious, March 2005
» "The Rules of the Game," Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, June 2003)
» "Deaf Mute," Growing Up Filipino (Philippine American Literary House, April 2003)
» "Good Men ," Genre, April 2003
» "The Foley Artist," Drunken Boat, April 2002
» "Squatters," Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America (Asian Am. Writers' Workshop, 2001)
» "Deaf Mute," The North American Review, Jan 2001
» "The First Lady of Our Filipino Nation," The Boston Phoenix, 1999
» "Paper Route," Flyway Literary Review, 1996
» "Brainy Smurf and the Council Bluffs Pride Parade," Generation Q (Alyson, 1996)
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