Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shira Dentz


Not being authentically original, moving. I should enjoy my nothing tree
looking at other trees.

I can become as change, or it might just be too laborious. water is no color. it’s period of time. weather getting antsy now. the darkness in sparkles--because color is absent from influenced by other things, then am ponderesa lookslike a sea creature. because it is clear.

with leaves lapping.

Shira Dentz is the author of a book of poems, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), nominated for the PEN/Osterweil Award 2011. She is also the author of a chapbook, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press), and another full-length collection, door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press), that is forthcoming. Her poems have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry ReviewThe Iowa Reviewjubilat, and New American Writing, and featured online at The Academy of American Poets, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She's currently Writer in Residence at The New College of Florida and is Book Review Editor at Drunken Boat.