Go, little poems: bravely roam
and brandish all your would-be wit,
till someone sends you smarting home
with “Sorry, but these don’t quite fit.”
Robert West‘s third chapbook, Convalescent, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. With Jonathan Greene he is co-editor of Succinct: The Broadstone Anthology of Short Poems (Broadstone Books, 2013); he is also the editor of The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, forthcoming from W. W. Norton. He teaches at Mississippi State University.