o T h 3 R * !
I’m a woman in the way Eileen Myles is a Kennedy
Hey! What’s up? Hello! This is my response to Eliot’s piece and to Larissa’s response to Eliot’s book, “Ponyboy”, and honestly also to Eliot’s instagram story of Eileen Myles yesterday and ohmygoddd please don’t ask us to tick anymore boxes this week!!!
o T h 3 R * !
I’m a woman in the way Eileen Myles is a Kennedy and I’m an American in the way I’m a woman like it wouldn’t be totally wrong to call me one but in lieu of paying the fine to fully expatriate I’ve just tried to put a lot of distance between us and to call me a girl would be accurate in the way Karen’s boobs can tell the weather but to call me a woman would be reaching in the way “here” is not a preposition per se and I’m non-binary in the sense that void is a bouquet and I’m a pony in the way everyone thinks I’m a workhorse but really I just wanna be left alone to graze on the side of the road and I guess what I’m saying is I’m non-conforming in the sense that I can’t pick a box of cereal from the aisles back home because nothing’s natural and everything’s infinite but I want to choose if it’s Cheerios or Lucky Charms or Froot Loops today because nobody can snap crackle or pop on my behalf.
Your poetry homework for the week is to continue this never-ending ping pong match and submit an entry to our “PONYBOY” Writing Contest!!! Details below. Winner gets PTK fame and glory a free copy of Eliot’s book!
🎁 “Ponyboy” Writing Contest:
Enter to win a FREE copy of PONYBOY! Terms and Conditions apply.
Comment a response on any of the ELIOT DUNCAN X POETRY TRAPPER KEEPER Substack posts OR email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. This response can be a poem, reflection, anecdote, story - whatever you are moved to write!!
All entries must be received by 10pm GMT on June 7th 2023.
Eliot will choose the winner, and we’ll announce it on June 9th, 2023.