Read a poem, talk about it, read it again.
Connor and Jack are joined by poet, essayist, and journalist Noor Hindi. They dig into the poem "Self-Interrogation," the first poem in Hindi's new collection DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW. coming out on 5/31 from Haymarket Books. She discusses the inspiration behind some of the poems in the book, the significance of the color yellow, and the importance of having a variety of experiences and perspectives in newsrooms.
Learn more about Noor Hindi, here.
Get a copy of DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW., here.
Self-Interrogation By: Noor Hindi At the airport terminal, a woman is crying. Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me, I -- Need to focus. On something besides. The ruse of migration. Lights so loud. The unending sound. Of a newscaster's voice. Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Mother. Please, forgive me. I want to call in dead. Last week, there was a child in a yellow dress reading a poem. For minutes on end, I could not be indifferent to anything. Not the grass, dying yellow. Not the bombs, twisting limbs. Not the gates. Not the--Yes. There is a woman crying at terminal six. Yes, I think of the child. The tiny silver heart she placed in my palm. How I threw it in the trash, seconds later. But I promise. I promise. I promise. I -- meant it as an act of survival. Maybe love.