Professing Caliban by Richard Plant
storySouth is pleased to present two new poems by Barbara Hamby, Venus and Dogberry, A Match Made in New Jersey and Waltz, Swing, Cha-cha-cha, as well as five poems reprinted from her two most recent books. Mr. Pillow and Ode on My Wasted Youth originally appeared in The Alphabet of Desire (New York UP, 1999). The Mockingbird on the Buddha, Six, Sex, Say, and Ode on Satan’s Power originally appeared in Babel (Pittsburgh, 2004). These poems are reprinted here by permission from the author. There is also An Interview with Barbara Hamby by Dan Albergotti.