Thursday, December 10, 2020

new from above/ground press: I exit the hallway and turn right, by Genevieve Kaplan

I exit the hallway
        and turn right
Genevieve Kaplan

I exit the
    into the
    and turn
    lights are
    already on.
It’s lunchtime
    so all the
    doors are
    closed until I
    pass by
    an open
    room on
    my right.
The beginning
    of a blister
    forms on
    my heel.
The open door
    shows me
    a woman at
    a table on a
I turn right.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
December 2020
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Genevieve Kaplan
is the author of (aviary) (Veliz Books, 2020); In the ice house (Red Hen Press, 2011), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation's poetry publication prize; and three chapbooks: In an aviary (Grey Book Press, 2016), travelogue (Dancing Girl, 2016), and settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions, 2013). Her poems can be found in Third Coast, Spillway, Denver Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Poetry, and other journals. A poet, scholar, and book-maker, Genevieve lives in southern California. She edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.

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