This selection comes from the collection Lena, available from Texas Tech University Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Jennifer Jackson Berry.
Cassie Pruyn is the author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History (The History Press, 2017) and the poetry collection Lena (Texas Tech University Press, 2017), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Normal School, The Los Angeles Review, The Common, Salt Hill Journal, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, and a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, she teaches at Bard Early College in New Orleans.
Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder (YesYes Books, 2016), as well as the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press). She is the Editor of Pittsburgh Poetry Review and an Assistant Editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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