Saturday, March 19, 2016
An Acre of Barren Ground
I met Joe for lunch and he was talking about this book he was reading. As he described it, I said, "That sounds like document poetics." It's how I feel Topeka will be my exploration: stuck in Topeka; racism, sexism, homophobia in Topeka; how the Topeka Constitution for a Free-State status was declared treasonous and an insurrection by President Pierce and he sent 700 armed cavalry to stop it.