Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-eight books including, most recently, Plurality and the Poetics of Self(Palgrave, 2019),Words Written Against the Walls of the City(LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), The Calling (Parlor, 2021), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books, 2021) and Patmos (Juniper Prize, UMass, 2021).His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including seven editions ofBest American Poetry. Presently he teaches part-time as a Regents Emeritus Professor of English at the University of North Texas and performs classical and jazz guitar in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Fable 7, 8 & 9
I knew a boy with swastikas on his sneakers. I never knew the story.