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 lives in Slidell, Louisiana with his wife, artist and yoga teacher, Patricia Hart.

Formento is the author of Spirit Vessels (FootHills Publishing, 2018), Cineplex (Paper Press, 2014,) Looking for An Out Place (FootHills Publishing, 2010) and a couple handsful of chapbooks and broadsides.Since 2011 he has been organizing local readings in New Orleans and in Covington, Louisiana for 100,000 Poets for Change, a world-wide movement for peace, ecological sustainability, justice and cultural exchange.


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