Mary Biddinger’s most recent poetry collection is O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013). She is also co-editor of The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (U Akron Press, 2011). Her poems have recently appeared in Crazyhorse, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and Sou’wester, among others.She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron, where she edits the Akron Series in Poetry and Barn Owl Review.
Bury This Letter Ten Paces From The Lake
excerpt from the poem
There’s somebody out there and we’ll get him
even if we don’t really want him
wearing our ugly wool sweaters, funneling
the last bit of coffee from the cracks
in the counter. It’s okay to be rustic, but he
is more bramble than people. Exoskeleton
of scabbed corduroy, seven layers ..