Emily Wilson Poems
- Pastoral The mordants in their noise, the night transports.
- Scratchings Among The Burnings clouds in rafts above, upon ...
- Gray Shadings Barely discerned clouds Hard, hard to get ...
- Fish Rises, Dark Brown Muscle ...
- Disseminate Birds Over Water The reservoir churned and ...
- Small Study Sparrows swiveling the feeder so the seed ...
- Red-Legged Kittiwake Native it seems to no part of the North...
Emily Wilson was born in Ohio and grew up in Maine; she was educated at Harvard University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her collections of poetry include The Keep (2001); Morpho terrestre (2006), a limited-edition book with prints by Sara Langworthy; and Micrographia (2009). Poet James Galvin noted in the Boston Review that Wilson’s poetry matches “wildness of diction with ... more »
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The mordants in their noise,
the night transports.
A means of coming to
the switchyard of the tongue.
To have once
set such store by
Not changed toward
something of my own.
The towns raised chaffed
seas to ground them.
In that frieze before
storm you went on.
Effigy loomed out
of cornfield. Future
inside its trussed forms.