Spore-hands

Spore-hands read by Lindsey Warren

Spore-hands clutch
the dropped forgive me’s
and braid them together, if only
to lose them 
among the luggage
of snails:

topsoil I wear
as sackcloth
for the candle I 
did not make in
your dark.

I am a recent graduate of Cornell University’s MFA program.  I am currently at Cornell not as a student, but as a lecturer.  My poetry manuscript Unfinished Child is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil Publishing in 2020.  I have been published in The Fox Chase Review, Broadkill Review, Icarus Down, Secret Lovers Press, Lame Kid Zine, Rubbertop Review, Marathon Review, Dark Wood, GASHER Journal, Josephine Quarterly, Boston Accent Lit, Rabid Oak, Anti-Heroin Chic, Figure 1, Kissing Dynamite, Utterance Journal, American Literary Review, Punk Lit Press, The Bookends Review, Night Music Journal, Foliate Oak, Gravel, Call Me [Brackets], Exhume, and Hobart, and am forthcoming in hellscape, Quarter After Eight, Interim, Roanoke Review, Spry Literary Journal, Mannequin Haus, and Sorority Mansion Review.  I have had an excerpt of my long poem “Incantation” on display as an exhibit at the Biggs Museum in Dover, Delaware, and another poem of mine is featured in an anthology entitled What Keeps Us Here:  Songs from the Other Side of Trauma.  I am the recipient of a Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship and have been a finalist for the Delaware Literary Connection Prize and the Joy Harjo Prize.

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