In honor of National Poetry Month, the online literary magazine Exit Strata is curating a 30 day series of articles of poets on other poets. Contributors are asked to write a short piece about a favorite poet, followed by a piece of their own inspired by the work of their chosen poet.

Caits Meissner contributes with an article on poet Adam Falkner.

“These poems are everything I have ever wanted to say about race, about my experiences in the world, about secret feelings I once felt (and maybe sometimes still do feel), that are terrifically un-PC, unsexy and, in truth, terribly offensive in their own desperation. They are uncomfortable poems because they have to be, and they are deeply important—and moving.”
-Caits on Falkner’s book, What Is Not Yours.

Read Caits’s piece about Adam Falkner on Exit Strata