The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Alyse Knorr’s “Annotated Glass”

Alyse Knorr

Alice Writes Down Everything She Needs To Remember About Jenny

to lose weight for a play one month ate only saltine crackers

kept a white bishop in the pocket of her jacket for luck

played Maria

played Juliet

played Christine

played chess

took off all her clothes and led me to a pool on a skyscraper

shoots skeet with a shotgun

smells like an orchestra tuning and the sea

told me a fact about icebergs I didn’t know

lives in an old Methodist church

grandmother was a florist

doesn’t eat salmon

left side of the bed


This selection is from Alyse Knorr’s book Annotated Glass, available from Furniture Press Books. Purchase your copy here!

Alyse Knorr is the author of Copper Mother (Switchback Books, 2015), Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013), and the chapbook Alternates (dancing girl press, 2014). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Front Porch, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, and The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2012), among others. Alyse has completed writing residencies at the Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and the New York Mills Arts Retreat. She is a co-founding editor of Gazing Grain Press and teaches English at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Leslie LaChance‘s poems have appeared in Quiddity, JMWW, the Best of the Net Anthology, Apple Valley Review, The Greensboro Review, Juked, The Birmingham Poetry Review, Slow Trains, Free Lunch, Chronogram, and Appalachian Journal. She also edits Mixitini Matrix: A Journal of Creative Collaboration. Her chapbook, How She Got That Way, appears in the quartet volume Mend & Hone from Toadlily Press.


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