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Prince

'This Thing Called Life'

Poetry Inspired by the
Music and Spirit of Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson
1958-2016

 

Jeanette Beebe
Poem

About the Poet

Jeanette Beebe is a Princeton, N.J.-based poet and freelance journalist. Born and raised in Iowa, she currently reports for WHYY-FM, the NPR member station in Philadelphia, and other outlets.

Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, Nat Brut, Rogue Agent, Side B, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

She holds an A.B. in English with certificates in Creative Writing and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Princeton University. At Princeton, she wrote a book-length senior poetry thesis, co-edited Prism Magazine, and was awarded the Morris W. Croll Poetry Prize, the Emily Ebert Junior Prize, and the A. Scott Berg Fellowship.

Her poem “Adopted” won first prize in the Iowa Poetry Association’s Lyrical Iowa competition.

Say hello: @JeanetteBeebe and go to www.jeanettebeebe.com.

 

 


Spring 2017 »

RECORDING WINDOW
by Jeanette Beebe
 

 

for Paisley Park Studios (Chanhassen, MN)

 

 

 

They say all you are is gold glitter
and superhero underwear. No.

Play it out. Let it spin. The air
is the groove — it catches.

Real time. Dance. Real thing.
The magic: a knot of sound,

a brightness, baby, I’m a star
our own hearts, open, circling,

yes, that’s how music is made.

 

 

Jeanette Beebe ~
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