POEM Annette C Boehm

NWR Issue 116

A Practical Treatise on the Scavenging and Cleansing of Cities

Drench all that is pervious; watch
the steam rise, petrichor, from the baked
dirt. Birch seeds, flat and translucent, stick
to the gutters’ braces. Pick the Yale
locks on those numbered doors.

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Annette C Boehm is the author of The Knowledge Weapon (2016) and Five Parts of Love: Confabulating Sappho (2012). Her poems have appeared in journals across the USA and UK, including New Welsh Review, The Pedestal, Paper and Ink, elimae, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Lunch Ticket, and Under the Radar. She serves as poetry reader for Memorious, and was a Howard Nemerov Scholar at the 2017 Sewanee Writers’ Conference.


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