Performative control and vulnerability

Rebecca Starks interviews
Deirdre Lockwood


Our editor-in-chief, Rebecca Starks, recently spoke with Deirdre Lockwood, our Issue #7 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind her poems, the novel she is working on, and the relationship between her work as a scientist and her work as a writer. ….Read more


Poetry Issue #7

Before the Funeral

by Deirdre Lockwood

The orange juice is grey. My father keeps
calling me Mary. (His youngest sister’s name.)
Every five minutes the newsprint swirls
beneath his eyes. We look away, out
the kitchen windows to the aftertaste
of snow along the sidewalk. Gravel, rock
salt, and the rust-edged grass between the cracks…
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