Poems about dating a marine

They have lived there for a decade and witnessed a huge demographic shift as wealthier families and new businesses move in.“We like to think, we’re people of color and this is our neighborhood, but the truth is we’re the gentrifiers,” he said.

Pardlo came from a working-class family in Willingboro, N. His mother was a graphic artist who worked for the Yellow Pages.

His father was an air traffic controller who joined the strike in 1981 and lost his job, leaving his once secure family scraping to get by. Pardlo studied political science and planned to become a lawyer.

Pardlo made his way to class at Columbia, where he is a teaching fellow and earning an M. “Digest,” his second volume of poetry, was rejected by all of the major publishers when he first sent it out in 2010.

When it was finally published last fall, by the small literary press Four Way Books, it sold modestly.

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The house sits on a quiet residential block, near a bodega and a storefront Pentecostal church.

It’s full of toys, books and instruments, including a keyboard and a large harp, and is patrolled by the family’s docile pet bunny, Oliver. Pardlo sometimes works out of a closet-size office clogged with books and papers, adjacent to his daughters’ room.

“It was a living nightmare that turned out to be the best thing I ever did for myself,” he said. Pardlo’s path to poetry was tortuous and unconventional, punctuated by long breaks and odd jobs.

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