Orpheus poem

Yusef Komunyakaa has one in the New Yorker now. Great issue. Really great issue for writers writing about writing and art. James Wood, John Clare, Oliver Sacks…Anthony Lane on Eurovision, Schjeldahl on Klein…and a fabulous Huckabee profile too. But I really like this poem. It’s called “Orpheus at the Second Gate of Hades.” I don’t want to post the whole thing here but do go read it.

“…I don’t remember
exactly what I said at the ticket office
my first visit here, but I do know it grew
ugly. The classical allusions didn’t
make it any easier…”