This selection comes from the collection Reassurance in Negative Space, available from Word Galaxy. Our curator for May is Natalie Giarratano.
Elizabyth A. Hiscox’s poetry has appeared in DMQ Review, From the Fishouse, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Matter, and elsewhere and her poetry scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Modern Literature. She’s served editorial roles for New Issues Poetry & Prose, 42Opus, Third Coast, and Western Press Books. Former Poet-in-Residence at Durham University (UK), she has taught writing in England, the Czech Republic, and Spain and currently instructs at Western State Colorado University where she is founding director of the Contemporary Writer Series.
Natalie Giarratano is the author of Big Thicket Blues (Sundress Publications, 2017) and Leaving Clean, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, Tinderbox, and American Literary Review, among others. She edits and lives in Fort Collins with her partner and daughter and is the city’s 2018 Poet Laureate.