“When Former Libertine St. Mary of Egypt Was Buried Wearing the Threadbare Robe of a Virginal Monk Named Zosimas, After Living in the Desert Like a Man for Forty-Seven Years, A Lion Dug Her Grave”
This selection comes from the collection Like Ash in the Air After Something Has Burned, available from Hyacinth Girl Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for September is Leslie LaChance.
Fox Frazier-Foley is the author of two prize-winning poetry collections: The Hydromantic Histories (Bright Hill Press, 2015), which was selected by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord as the recipient of the Bright Hill Press Poetry Award, and Exodus in X Minor (Sundress Publications, 2014). Her most recent volume of poetry, Like Ash in the Air After Something Has Burned, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. She edited the anthologies Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity (Sundress Publications, 2016) and Among Margins: Critical and Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet Editions, 2016). Fox was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University, and was honored with merit-based fellowships at Columbia University, where she earned an MFA. She was a Provost’s Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. Fox created and manages the literary micropress Agape Editions. You can find her on Twitter by the handle @crazylikeafox.
Leslie LaChance edits Mixitini Matrix: A Journal of Creative Collaboration, has curated The Wardrobe for Sundress Publications and written poetry reviews for Stirring: A Literary Collection. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, and her chapbook, How She Got That Way, was published in the quartet volume Mend & Hone by Toadlily Press in 2013. She teaches literature and writing at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee, and if she is not teaching, writing, or editing, she has probably just gone to make some more espresso.