Note Pressed into Your Palm

if a body
takes shape

when spoken
to    of    for

then why
name it why

not leave
why not

never think
on it at all

 

 

 

 

Alyse Knorr is an assistant professor of English at Regis University and, since 2016, co-editor of Switchback Books. Her most recent poetry collection, Mega-City Redux, was selected by Olena Kalytiak Davis as winner of the 2017 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the poetry collections Copper Mother and Annotated Glass, the non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3, and two poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, The Greensboro Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others.