Before doing centrist Op-Eds, Frank Bruni
was chief restaurant critic for The New York Times,
Top Chef guest judge and struggled with bulimia…
Though some fat or sassy ragazine guidelines
caveat their submitters, Do not write about writing,
I assume we poets are among our top-heaviest
consumers of poetry: so how does it feel
for you now after that feast-of-acceptances
gobbledygook gorge’s followed by publication famine
of pan-African proportions greater than when half
the tattered inhabitants of Timbuktu starved
in 1738-56, hunger beyond any known
statistically significant shortages
within a twenty-five hundred year recorded history
of food reviews by the civilized literary world?
Gerard Sarnat MD’s been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY was selected for Inauguration Day pamphlet distribution. Gerry’s widely published in periodicals. He’s built/staffed homeless clinics, Stanford professor, HMO CEO. Collections: HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burningman (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). www.gerardsarnat.com.
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