Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rebecca Farivar [Part Two]


The sky is so empty
like I’m told to be.

The problem is
I can’t sit still:

a child bored
by the beach.

And when I’m empty
I echo, and it hurts –

that’s something,
a thing:

one bird breaks
the whole sky.

Rebecca Farivar's poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Octopus, 6X6, Parcel, cold-drill, and elsewhere. Octopus Books will publish her first full-length collection of poems in 2011 and her chapbook American Lit (Dancing Girl Press) is also due out this year. A California native, she holds an MFA in poetry from St. Mary's College of California and currently lives in Bonn, Germany.