WCW – Lois Marie Harrod

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


Lois Marie Harrod’s 16th and most recent collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June from Five Oaks. Her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016, and Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). She is the recipient of 3 New Jersey Council on the Arts fellowships and 4 fellowships to Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches Creative Writing at The College of New Jersey. Links to her online work at www.loismarieharrod.org.

A Girl like a Vulture

fell out of her kettle
into my life.
Give me, she said.
your days,
one by one.
Suffer me, she said,
like Christ.

What could I reply?
She was as blind
as a beggar,
the legal sort,
Nothing I gave
could make her see.
Yet she kept
picking at my heart.

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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