Jared Harél | The Sun Magazine

Jared Harél

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Jared Harél’s newest book of poetry is Let Our Bodies Change the Subject. When not writing, parenting, or teaching, he plays drums for the New York City rock band Flyin’ J & the Ghostrobber.

— From January 2024
Poetry

Last Bath

It hasn’t happened yet: the awkward bloom / of my children’s bodies, the bathroom pin-lock / pushed in, the steady stream of marathon showers, / bolts of thick steam all shadowy blue.

January 2024
Poetry

Self-Portrait With Butterflies

Lonely and a little bored, / I used to donate blood every eight weeks / at the Red Cross across the street / from my studio apartment. / Eyes skyward, arm shot straight, I’d sigh / as a butterfly needle settled on my skin, / its plastic wings drawn to a vein / in my forearm

January 2021
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