Leslie Adrienne Miller
Bone

Leslie Adrienne Miller - Bone

Poetry
Leslie Adrienne Miller’s sixth collection of poems is Y from Graywolf Press. Her previous collections include The Resurrection Trade and… Read more »
Terrance Wedin
I Am Thinking About Power Lines

Terrance Wedin - I Am Thinking About Power Lines

Poetry
Terrance Wedin is a professional bartender and an adjunct instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design. His writing has… Read more »
Threa Almontaser
Sympathy for Foreign Mothers

Threa Almontaser - Sympathy for Foreign Mothers

Poetry
Threa Almontaser is a Yemeni-American writer born and raised in New York City. She is a MFA candidate in poetry… Read more »
P. Ivan Young
What Darkness Says

P. Ivan Young - What Darkness Says

Poetry
P. Ivan Young is author of Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (Brick House Books, 2015) and the chapbook, A… Read more »

I Am Thinking About Power Lines

Terrance Wedin

About how they follow me home from work,
or maybe how I use them like constellations
after the tough shifts when I forget where
I've locked my bike. The electric company
is so polite on the phone. They tend to verify
my life more easily than I am able to verify
my life. I want to ask them for a job putting
up power lines. I imagine you can't drink
on that job. Also, you get to wear gloves.
Think about it. Think about how impressive
that might sound on a date, to tell someone
that you are responsible for putting up power lines.
Imagine holding power lines in your hands
like a snake handler at some electrical church. Read more »