September 30, 2015

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September 30, 2015
 

Twelve-Hour Shifts

 
Jill McDonough
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About This Poem

 

“Our secretive drone policy made me think a lot about drone pilots, which led me to read everything I could find from pilots’ perspectives. Real pilots like Brandon Bryant and Matt J. Martin, and fictional ones like those in Omer Fast’s film 5000 Feet is the Best and George Brant’s play Grounded. I was struck by the repetitive, tedious, stressful work they do watching perceived enemies from our killer robot planes, in a whole new way of war. The villanelle, with its looping repetition, felt like a good fit for the experience of weaving in and out of the work piloting UAVs over the desert in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and places we don’t talk about, then driving through the desert in Nevada to go home before your next shift.”
Jill McDonough

 

Jill McDonough is the author of Where You Live (Salt Publishing, 2012). She teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston and lives in Boston.

 

Photo credit: Josephine Packard

Poetry by McDonough

 

Where You Live

(Salt Publishing, 2012)

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