Hank Lazer

January 15, 2012 Lazer Hank


the shape doesn’t

matter half as much


as you think it would really it’s

more like the way you go about seeing


the pleiades making out that cloudy

set by looking a bit to the side


shape being a way to keep looking to the side







Hank Lazer has published twenty-seven books of poetry, including Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27) (2018), Thinking in Jewish (N20) (2017), Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), Brush Mind: At Hand (2016), N24 (2014) and N18 (2012), Portions (2009), and The New Spirit (2005).  Forthcoming later this year and in early 2019: Slowly Becoming Awake (N32), Poems that Look Just Like Poems (in English and in French), and Brush Mind: Second Hand.  In 2015, Lazer received Alabama’s most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature.