Alissa Quart reconfigures the recent public statements of men who have sexually harassed, assaulted, or raped women (or, in one case, other men) into free-form poetry.

I always felt I was pursuing
shared feelings.

I am suffering
the same treatment

A wake
up call

Wish I had
reacted to their
admiration of me

conquer my demons

I wielded that power

I came of age
when all the rules

different script

I was mistaken

I’ve brought anguish
and hardship to

the people

a good example to them

as a man

This story has
encouraged me
to address

other things.

I so respect all

Wake up

I believe tampering
has occurred.

I am sorry for the feelings
he describes having carried

I moved on
her like
a bitch.