when you realize the air

you’ve been breathing for decades

doesn't smell right

because you finally woke up someplace

that smells like nature.



Dennis Formento

Dennis Formento is the author of Cineplex (Paper Press).  He is one of the New Orleans co-ordinators of 100,000 Poets for Change and attended the movement’s first world conference in Salerno, Italy, June 2015. Published recently in Lummox Anthology, Maple Leaf Rag, 2 Bridges Review and the website, Water Water Everywhere. Several of his poems have been featured in public “poetry boxes” in southeast Louisiana, curated by St. Tammany  Parish Poetry on the Street and also in Slidell, Louisiana by Juneau Gallery. 

He was a student of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Amiri Baraka and Diane di Prima at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in Boulder, Colorado.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:23