“they will be hushed, awestricken
by your daring act—by just how
effortless you make suffering appear.”
What a surreal honor to be writing this particular #tbtFeature for September! Getting to re-read What We Ache For, again (and again and again) was such a nostalgic experience, especially since exactly ten years ago I got to meet the author, Eric Morago, at my very first poetry reading.
Poem after poem on the mic and in the book, Eric Morago continues to leave the listeners and readers awestruck. There’s such a rawness to each poem in What We Ache For that your heart genuinely tastes the ache. His words transport you so vividly to that specific time or place being described, whether it’s a Walgreens at 11:00 p.m. or on a bicycle falling, you find yourself there, fixated so deeply on the scene unfolding. Just read these snippets here.