Here more information about poet Rustin Larson, whose poem appeared in the January 13 issue of The New Yorker Magazine that looks like this:
Commentary on his New Yorker poem: 2014 New Yorker Poems Review
Here some more information about Rustin:
A wordpress site: Rustin Larson WordPress.com
Bum Cantos, Winter Jazz, & The Collected Discography of Morning by Rustin Larson is available at the MUM Library. It’s also available on Amazon.com: Bum Cantos, Winter Jazz, & The Collected Discography of Morning on Amazon
Here you can listen to his MadHat sound piece called “To Cobain”: http://rustinlarson.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/to-cobain/
Rustin Larson’s blog in The Iowa Source Magazine: Rustin’s Blog The Iowa Source
Rustin on Verse Daily: Rustin on Verse Daily, Bio
Rustin on Goodreads: Rustin on Goodreads
Waiting for Evening to Come, a full book: Waiting for Evening to Come
New Poems on Pirene’s Fountain: http://www.pirenesfountain.com/poetry/larson.html
I Still Talk to My Father
I still talk to my father in dreams.
Sometimes I see my mother from a distance.
My father always has some new form
Of industry he has created in his basement workshop
Lit by fluorescent tubes. My mother
Calls down from the top of the stairs:
Dinner’s ready! I, being the one who dreams
The dream, do not move.
He’s not coming, he says he’s dreaming.
My father climbs the stairs to the sounds
Of pork chops frying. I believe
It’s early December, and a particularly cold one:
Pale frost on the window.
This is how I spend time
with those who have gone on before me.