Changing Behavior, Not Beliefs
Found poetry for April 9, 2022 National Poetry Month Poetry Challenge
In the Hidden Brain podcast, “Changing Behavior, Not Beliefs, “The rift between police and Black Americans can feel impossible to bridge. But in his work with police departments across the U.S., Yale psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff has found novel ways to address the problem.
This is part of a series of poems, erasure poetry, where all the words in the transcript of the Hidden Brain podcast are erased, leaving only the words of the poem. Erasure poetry in a way takes more discipline that other poetry because the poet limits themselves to the words available on a particular page. Often the poet leaves the words in the same order in which they appear on the page. Sometimes phrases are left in tact but often only one word here or there is used to make the poem.
Rapprochement Turkey and Greece
earthquake amid destruction
rescue child offer
blood Greeks and Turks deep symbol
saw each other new
who makes better baklava
blood reframed power
―Found poems / blackout poetry / erasure haikus by Kimberly Burnham from Hidden Brain podcast https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/changing-behavior-not-beliefs/ from an interview between Shankar Vedantam and Phillip Atiba Goff.