Is the birth cave. She slides out head first, in handcuffs This is the evidence: they ride Or they dance just shy of the thrust of truncheons Between one photograph and the one beside it The right arm of the state rises over them They roll forward in order to return Take a moment for […]
About Lee Sharkey
Lee Sharkey is the author of Walking Backwards, “an Einsteinian walk along the space-time continuum of history” (Jewish Currents) (Tupelo, 2016); Calendars of Fire ; A Darker, Sweeter String; and nine other full-length poetry collections and chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, The Seattle Review, and other journals. Her recognitions include the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Award and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance's Distinguished Achievement Award.