TIE Poet of the Month: ‘Break Up,’ by Lori Lynn Turner

 

Break up

 

The citizens watch, wait.

April or May? Never June.

 

The April betters wager time

when columns of the grand river Nenana

breakup, sharp and necessary.

 

Elsewhere, on land, mud breaks up.

This is it. Spring in Alaska.


 

LoriLynnLori Lynn Turner has published in the Brooklyn RailKilling the Angel, and The Inquisitive Eater. She recently completed a memoir, It’s in the House, and a novella, Serena’s Home. She is the Associate Director of The New School Writing Program where she also oversees the reading series. Lori Lynn received her MFA in nonfiction from The New School, and B.A. in Creative Writing, focusing on poetry from San Francisco State University.

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