Cockroach Poetry

Exhibit A:
“Cockroaches: Ars Poetica” by Chad Davidson

Exhibit B:
“A Theory About Cockroaches” by Gabriel Gudding

All this was brought to mind after a poem about locusts discussed during workshop last Tuesday led my teacher to wonder aloud about the possibility of a poem about cockroaches. Funnily enough, I first heard of Gudding when I read this essay by Davidson. Even funnier is how I shared that essay a year or so ago in another class with the very same teacher.

And now I wonder how cockroach poetry can relate to termite art.