Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Northwest on Smith Hill



on Smith Hill

and she did not eat and was sufficed

and was left, and her two sons and was

left of her two sons that like death work is

subject to termination so that under that bridge

where commuters breathe down through

a youth like you

propelled by his church

predecessor / grain / who also needs to eat

we together told the heart of this concept

we need work. And you tell us also we need to

work he who shall not work shall not eat we

know, it is preferred but when

half the country is working

in an unconvinced transformation I could also

wear your clothing. He held a sign like it was
his children

Robert Snyderman is a poet and a playwright. Until March 2012 he will be communally directing a site-specific play he wrote called Voice Graffiti on an abandoned parking lot in Rhode Island. He has had three chapbooks and 5 long poems published by several American small presses, has in the past supported himself writing poems for people in Brooklyn and Manhattan on the street, has organized make-shift book tours for himself and his friends, makes chapbooks on demand for other poets he's in dialogue with, documented two slow crossings of North America. He teaches what he is finding to be the root of poetry at Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School, the Free School of Providence, and Brown University, where he is finishing an MFA.