Good news from AWP: Joe Pan’s poem “Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper” was quoted on the front page of The New York Times on Saturday. The poem, first published in Epiphany‘s War Issue, can be read in full on his website, joepan.org.[quote style=”1″]But [drones] are also a part of the popular culture — toys sold by Amazon; central plot points in “Homeland” and a dozen other television shows and movies; the subject of endless macabre humor, notably by The Onion; and even the subject of poetry. (“Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper,” a serious work by the Brooklyn poet Joe Pan that was just published in the journal Epiphany, describes the drone as “ultra-cool & promo slick, a predatory dart” that is “as self-aware as silverware.”)[/quote]
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