Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Evelyn Posamentier

"The Correspondent"

the complacency of a room
being aired at a convalescent hospital
after a passing.  on the balcony
a maid hangs a comforter.
whitewash on plaster walls.
places where placards were
painted over winter white.
then a chain link fence
where rust remembers.
in december, in the low late
light, i will write you.
i will sit beside the reservoir
& explain my urgency.

—Evelyn Posamentier—

Evelyn Posamentier's recent books are Poland At The Door, brainiography, and Royal Blue Car. Her poems have appeared in such journals as the Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, the New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, 3 a.m. Magazine, the Mississippi Review,  Parthenon West Review, Free Verse, The Quarterly Journal of Ideology, and the American Poetry Review, among others -- last spring she performed "Poets In Red Dress" at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association.

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