My poem “The Price of Aluminum” is up at The American Journal of Poetry! You can read it here (but beware, it’s lengthy). The poem was a series of studies I did while I was researching the history of aluminum manufacture.
It’s too easy to take for granted something so ubiquitous and ready-to-hand as aluminum. Understanding its history, the discovery, little by little, of its properties, sometimes on purpose, sometimes not, and the evolution of its manufacture, its economies, all of it is astounding and rich with drama.
Anyways, check it out and also check out The American Journal of Poetry. They have lots of great poetry to read.