English poetry

Poems in English


After Joseph Roth Parce que c’était lui; parce que c’était moi. Montaigne, De L’amitië The dream’s forfeit was a night […]


Her brown falcon perches above the sink As steaming water forks over my hands. Below the wrists they shrivel and […]

Year's End

for Audre Lorde and Sonny Wainwright Twice in my quickly disappearing forties Someone called while someone I loved and I […]

Rune of the Finland Woman

For Sára Karig “You are so wise,” the reindeer said, “you can bind the winds of the world in a […]

Scars on Paper

An unwrapped icon, too potent to touch, She freed my breasts from the camp Empire dress. Now one of them’s […]

The Boy

It is the boy in me who’s looking out The window, while someone across the street Mends a pillowcase, clouds […]

Morning News

Spring wafts up the smell of bus exhaust, of bread And fried potatoes, tips green on the branches, Repeats old […]

Paragraphs from a Day-Book

Cherry-ripe: dark sweet burlats, scarlet reverchons Firm-fleshed and tart in the mouth Bigarreaux, peach-and-white napoléons As the harvest moves north […]

Nearly A Valediction

You happened to me. I was happened to Like an abandoned building by a bull- Dozer, like the van that […]


This is for Elsa, also known as Liz, An ample-bosomed gospel singer: five Discrete malignancies in one full breast. This […]

Iva's Pantoum

We pace each other for a long time. I packed my anger with the beef jerky. You are the baby […]