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
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
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.