Emily Wilson

Rookie (1968 / Ohio / United States)

Emily Wilson Poems

1. Disseminate Birds Over Water 7/21/2014
2. Fish Rises, Dark Brown Muscle Turns Over 7/21/2014
3. Gray Shadings 7/21/2014
4. Scratchings Among The Burnings 7/21/2014
5. Threshed Blue, Cardings, Dim Tonsils 7/21/2014
6. Wind Thumbs Through Woods 7/21/2014
7. Ars Botanica 7/21/2014
8. Black Maple 7/21/2014
9. The Sky Is The Lost Orpheum 7/21/2014
10. Geomantic 7/21/2014
11. Houses Among Us 7/21/2014
12. Nonesuch 7/21/2014
13. The Keep 7/21/2014
14. A Friend Like You 5/21/2007
15. Red-Legged Kittiwake 7/21/2014
16. Small Study 7/21/2014
17. Pastoral 7/21/2014
Best Poem of Emily Wilson


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

forced creatures.
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.

Read the full of Pastoral

Small Study

Sparrows swiveling the feeder
so the seed whorls
so the dove can come from its fix
in the waver of cedars.
Some one makes a husk note
that a pair can flare into as if
built from that scutch
of the undergrowth—
roughening birds, birds skimming into

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