“Lake Street” is the second poem by Jeff Johnson to be selected in this series of the What Light Poetry Contest. It was selected by our juror, poet Connie Wanek, who wrote, “This poem explores the insufficiency of language. The image of a baby riding backwards ‘for safety’ is full of nuance, and brings another touch of lightness to the scene.”
What Light is a part of mnLIT, which is presented by Magers and Quinn Booksellers and mnartists.org.
Click here to read Jeff’s poem and to learn more about the mnLIT contests.–Jay P