I understand your reluctance at the tightening of cloth at conical apples, the green plinths of a potent spring as pale limbs prick with bristling shoots and the world’s regard. I understand tightening of cloth every eye winking. The pleasure in chestnut hair, virgin clavicle, expansive hip and modesty. Pale as sapwood, soft as pine…. [Read More]
Celia Bland’s work has recently appeared in Word/For Word, The Narrative Review (where her poem ”Wasps” was named one of the year’s best), and Drunken Boat, and will soon appear in The Virginia Quarterly Review. The Madonna Comix, her collaboration with visual artist Dianne Kornberg, with an introduction by Luc Sante, will be published in 2014.