corn fields plowed black and ice crusted. A heavy cloud rises, rises— starlings— then the cloud dissolves, thin whips like hair spilling, like ocean waves, like birds, a plane above the field then risen towards the sun, birds turned over themselves, stitched in and out of other birds. I stop my car, stand in the… [Read More]
Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014). She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She has published in numerous journals, is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine, and served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017. Her upcoming edited anthology is Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (MSU Press).