The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Trick Rider” by Jen Tynes


In  a  time  of  crisis  the  body  has  to  be  careful  not  to  step  too  far  out  into  the  road.


When  a  participant  needs  to  uncouple,  they  go  down  to  Memphis  for  a  little  while.


Maybe  when  the  body  comes  back  she’ll  be  more  synchronized.  When  I  step  out  of


my  mark  and  into  hers,  I  cannot  expand  on  the  glamour.  Don’t  misunderstand  me;


she’s   a   whole   village.   She’s   a   whole   village   don’t   misunderstand   me.

This selection comes from Jen Tynes’ poetry collection Trick Rider, available now from Trembling Pillow Press. Purchase your copy here.

Jen Tynes is the founding editor of Horse Less Press. She is the
author of four full-length books of poetry–Hunter Monies (Black
Radish Books), Trick Rider (Trembling Pillow Press), Heron/Girlfriend
(Coconut Books), and The End Of Rude Handles (Red Morning Press), and
the author or co-author of eight chapbooks. She teaches writing and
lives in Grand Rapids.

Jane Huffman is a current MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a staff eDior for Sundress Publications. Her poetry is featured or forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Moon City Review, Radar Poetry, PHANTOM, Word Riot, The This Magazine, RHINO Poetry, and elsewhere in print and online. She lives in Iowa City, where she teaches literature in the University of Iowa English Department and serves on the poetry staff of The Iowa Review.


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