From Our Staff | November 29, 2011

When we learned that Terry W. Thompson, of Zanesville, Ohio, released his menagerie of animals and committed suicide last month, we asked for poems written, in 48 hours, in response to the tragedy.  It was our first-ever 48-Hour Poem Non-Contest.

We received many entries, but could choose only one winner.  He is Joshua Polk, and you can read his winning poem at our tumblr page.

In days to come, we will post to tumblr other entrants to our Non-Contest, authors of which include Roxane Gay, C Wallace Walker, Divya Rajan, Murray Dunlap, and Kate McIntyre and Joe Aguilar.  Together their poems make for a fine menagerie of verse, and we hope you’ll come and see it.