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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Featured Poem on Verse Daily!

A poem of mine, published in the journal Arsenic Lobster, was recently featured on VerseDaily. It's a prose poem based loosely on my experiences searching for a place to live on the Northern Fork in Long Island. Let's just say I looked at some thirty odd houses and apartments before settling on an apartment for my husband and I in downtown Port Jefferson Village (see above). Nothing like traipsing around from one recently-vacated domicile to another or chit-chatting with various landlords/owners to get a taste of the quirkiness of humankind. The experience made me a bit philosophical, and the poem came out of the paraphernalia of that experience. Feel free to take a peek at the poem on VerseDaily and to explore the other prose poems and pieces in the Arsenic Lobster website.

1 comment:

  1. A fabulous lyricism in your work, Alexandra--

    An address is something we tattoo quietly
    onto the self. It whispers its letters and numbers into our breathing until it flies
    constantly behind us, like the banners planes drag, undulating across the sky.
    You think a place is home and then it’s time to move on.

    indeed. I often write of the concept of home and being at home in the world, with those "dark hesitations"-- another fabulous image...xj