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“Porky Pig Speaks of Success” By Keith Leonard

Poet Keith Leonard reads "The Party Wasn't Apocalyptic," "Porky Pig Speaks of Success," and "Two Eggs, Burnt Toast."

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Photo: by shique/Teresa (flickr)

Vintage Porky Pig toys at MINT Museum of Toys in Singapore.

I gave you sorrow to hang on your wall
like a calendar in one color.
I wear a torn place on my sleeve.
It isn?t as simple as that.

–W.S. Merwin, “Nails”

Keith Leonard is an MFA candidate at Indiana University, where he serves as poetry editor of Indiana Review. A recipient of an Academy of American Poets award and an AWP Intro Journals Award nomination, Keith’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, Laurel Review, Red Mountain Review, Quarterly West and Sentence.

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