The Wardrobe’s Best Dressd: Janeen Pergrin Rastall’s “In the Yellowed House”


In the Yellowed House

In this house
its drainpipe dangling
antenna pointing dirt down
  on the ATV scarred lawn
a woman glances out as the sun touches the rim of the lake.
She hears the siskins whistling to each other
pulls her robe closer to her chest
and turns away.

This selection comes from Janeen Pergrin Rastall’s book In the Yellowed House, available now from Dancing Girl Press. Purchase your copy here!

Janeen Pergrin Rastall lives in Gordon, MI (population 2). She is the author of In the Yellowed House (dancing girl press 2014). Her work has appeared in several publications including: The Raleigh Review, Dunes Review, Prime Number Magazine, Atticus Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Heron Tree and The Fourth River. In 2015, she was a finalist for Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula. Wayne State University Press (2013) and Border Crossing (2014) nominated her poetry for the Pushcart Prize.

T.A. Noonan is the author of several books and chapbooks, most recently The Midway Iterations(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015), Fall (Lucky Bastard Press, 2015), and The Ep[is]odes: a reformulation of Horace (Noctuary Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas ReviewMenacing HedgeLITWest Wind ReviewNinth LetterPhoebe, and others. A weightlifter, artist, teacher, priestess, and all-around woman of action, she is the Vice President and Associate Editor of Sundress Publications.


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