Alice Creates 100 New Jennys
Jenny #74: Alice, you are the greatest lover I have ever known
Jenny #6: Alice, hold me
Jenny #99: Alice, who can bury this freight, who can
Jenny #20: toss the scraps
Jenny #2: pledge this and this and
Jenny #74: porous fruit bristling with mold
Jennys (as a chorus): where to wait is a language of desire
Jenny #5: [takes her hand and leads her to the silt shore of a river
scattersplit by fish]
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.