About the Poems
by Jennifer Bartlett
On "Sinclair's Dinosaur"
The facts of the poem are simple ones. Yes. We did spend the weekend in the Poconos. Yes. The men did eat all the salami. The boy, typically, misbehaved and I, typically, slept a lot. These are the facts of the poem. This is a the narrative. But, these are merely facts.
"Sinclair's Dinosaur" is not a poem about infidelity or the consideration therefore of. Rather, it is a lyric about how we do and do not love each other (by each other, I don't refer to just [Husband], but our children and our friends and our crushes, our poetry, everyone and everything). How we are passionate and dispassionate; happy and unhappy; and how this is in constant movement.