Alex Dimitrov, “James Franco”

Kicking off this month’s Poetry Spotlight, a timely poem from Alex Dimitrov.


I would sleep with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg
and Allen Ginsberg would sleep with James Franco
as James Dean. Woof, woof and a howl.
James Franco makes me growl.

At the office I think about James Franco
as more than just performance art.
At my desk and in my poems—
I take him seriously, I write into him real hard.

Woof, woof and a howl.
I even like to watch James Franco scowl.
Once at a New York loft party a famous poet said,
“You are your author photo.”

James Franco, James Franco, I love you.


ALEX DIMITROV‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, Yale Review, From the Fishouse, and New York Quarterly. He works at the Academy of American Poets, frequently writes for Poets & Writers magazine, and is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @alexdimitrov.