on C.D. Wright's Memorial

on C.D. Wright's Memorial


cat has had 

my tongue

since i came


& up the elevator

to your auditorium 

of Light

on Fifth Avenue


met the man

who translated

Alla Breve Loving

into Russian


cat had my tongue

since i walked


into a misted

humid New York



peeping, weeping, 

into the un-seen

JL Jacobs

JL Jacobs, MFA, Brown University, is the author of four volumes of poetry. She serves as editor/art director for Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions. Work has appeared in numerous journals including PloughsharesNew American Writing, and New Orleans Review. Representative work is anthologized in American Poetry: The Next Generation, Carnegie Mellon UP. She was a 2017 nominee for Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. She studied with C.D. Wright, John Yau, and Keith Waldrop at Brown, and has continued a mixed-media artist practice from teaching Poetry&Image at Brown Learning Community to offering mixed-media workshops at OKC Literary Festivals. Books include: Streets as Elsewhere ; Dream Songs; The Leaves in Her Shoes; Varieties of Inflorescence.

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