My poem has been rejected from a number of places, which is why it is very exciting to finally see it in print. I wrote the poem during my second year of Grad school, which would be nearly three years ago at this point. The poem was inspired partly by my love of Frank O'Hara who loved Jackson Pollock and often wrote poems about him. It is also inspired by my interest in Pollock and his work. I remember the first time I saw a Pollock in person. I was in London in 2003 and was blown away by it. He's a fascinating figure. The sexiness of the poem is in part due to the film Pollock and my slight crush on Ed Harris.
Regardless, I'm happy to have the poem out there and hope you will enjoy reading it.