Three poems from my manuscript Empire are on the Pen American blog. It was exciting to be featured!
Empire takes each title from the name of a Roman Emperor. The content of each poem is conjured from a combination of research on Roman Emperors, their loves and deaths, and whatever. They are certainly not to be read as poems "about Roman Emperors" as that would result in an F in a history class. Though the Titus poem seems pretty faithful. (Pictured: the old white heads of Valerian, Titus, and Vespasian)