Jean Donnelly

Jean DonnellyAmerican poet Jean Donnelly is the author of Anthem selected by Charles Bernstein for the National Poetry Series and the julia set, a chapbook. She studied poetry at the creative writing program at George Mason University, where she co-founded the journal So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art. Her poems have appeared recently in Verse and Boog City. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with her children.

 

 


from Anthem

Montana predicts
the height of chairs

& the sunflower genus
lodged in a gritty

window postcard
bottom filled creek

of usual farewells
merchants say

good-bye too their
burden of witness

is collaboration
an air of darning

houses kid engines
a metaphysical flag

it pulls & whittles
my starry pledge

outside the trees
are empty


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