A dove leapt right out of Joan of Arc’s mouth. If I were burning at the stake a dishrag would leap right out of my mouth. Today, a young woman held the door open for me the whole time I descended the stairs while repeating thank you, thank you, thank you. Did I think I… [Read More]
Barbara Tomash is the author of two books of poetry, Flying in Water which won the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award and The Secret of White from Spuyten Duyvil (2009). Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, VOLT, Jacket, ZYZZYVA, Parthenon West Review, Third Coast, Five Fingers Review and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.