Two Poems from Mount Caramel and the Blood of Parnassus
None of the poems in my chapbook Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus have titles. They run together. I recorded a short section from the beginning of the chapbook in my room because it is quiet and I feel safe there. Many of the poems in the chapbook are about childhood, a time when safety was a foreign concept to me!
Anaïs Duplan is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of a forthcoming book of essays on black art and creativity, Blackspace (Black Ocean, 2019), a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). His writing has been published by Hyperallergic, PBS News Hour, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, and the Bettering American Poetry anthology.