Sunday, April 01, 2007

Cristiana Baik

                                               BLUEGRASS IN A BOTTLE


It was under a pale disc

                                                        A moonlight
                                               sailor -
                                                        pie oysters,
                                               osiers,
                                                        siesta. Rose
                                               ripples, a pail
                                                        rim-lip, old
                                               scar, o blue -
                                                        mine.
                                               Moonlight sailor
                                                        tailoredloose,
                                                        bottoms-up,
                                               transverse
                                                        from an old
                                               sea, old sea.



Cristiana Baik is currently beginning an MFA program at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She's taking printing classes with the Book Arts program, and has recently launched a small press :::the press gang::: with letterpress chapbooks by Juliana Spahr and Karen Volkman in the works, and a chapbook by Kate Bernheimer just published. Cristiana's poems have been nominated for the Best New Poets 2007 anthology.