11 . 6 . 14
"Shave head, crown teeth,
if body is temple, spare no expense. Bumper sticker:
He who dies with the biggest pecs wins.
What is the point of pretending you never fall in love?
Of claiming there is no weight you cannot bear?
Destroy what you have. Hope it grows back stronger.
- excerpt of The Strongman Goes Weak in the Knees, from The Insomniac Circus
The Insomniac Circus
Amorak Huey, a longtime newspaper editor and reporter, teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His poetry appears in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2012 and The Poetry of Sex, as well as journals including The Southern Review, Menacing Hedge, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, The Collagist, and many others. His website is www.amorakhuey.net, and you can follow him on Twitter: @amorak.