This week’s Daisy Chain spotlight is on William James @thebilljim, a poet & train enthusiast from Manchester, NH. Everyone: check out his website , and his book, REBEL HEARTS & RESTLESS GHOSTS williamjamespoetry.com@timbermouseatx – damn, that cover! – which “kicks in the door and drags us by the collar through the underground“ (Hanif Abdurraqib).
Watching @thebilljim William James’ passionate reading of his poem “Saltire (for Chicago, after Allen Ginsberg)” is what you need this morning. This poem is enough to make anyone a ferroequinologist. I’m WOWED.
I have this poem saved in the favorites of my camera roll because there are just some days I couldn’t be 10% of who I am without it. “It is not you who has shattered, only the glass.” Life altering and achingly beautiful.