I was begging / for some grandeur even if it meant / a little blood or whole limb
Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings, named one of Adroit's best poetry books of 2018. His poems and book reviews appear in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. An editor at Guernica, he is the founder of Back Draft, an interview series focused on poetry and revision. Formerly a New York Times fellow at NYU, he teaches at Rutgers. You can find more of his work at benpurkert.com or on Twitter @BenPurkert.
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