My African Trousseau

Suzanne Ondrus‘ first book Passion Seeds won the 2013 Vernice Quebodeaux Pathways Poetry Prize. She is a Fulbright Scholar in Burkina Faso, West Africa where she teaches creative writing. My African Trousseau The fabric is folded, patterns and colors in dark drawers. You, my love, are gone. but the fabric remains, away from light, away […]

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song bird

something moved, sparkled and i began untying knots nimble fingers rifling through the jewelry box, digging deftly sorting rings, hoops and chains and things with teeth, gathered them up and plucked them out, separate as harp strings. the stories came tumbling then, and ghosts breathed out, back into incarnate skin, turned to dance but stumbled […]

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