Aimee Parkison is a William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, where she is researching a historical novel. Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte, Parkison has been awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize. Parkison’s story collection, The Innocent Party, was published by BOA Editions’ American Reader Series in 2012. Visit her here.
an excerpt from the poem
One day he will paint the sky with moss and blood
As I forget about bottles and bone that announce
He is not mine, but could have been mine.