Biography of Ella McCrystle
Ella McCrystle's Home Page.
Poems have appeared in MiPoesias, Snow Monkey, Wicked Alice, Citizen32, Ligature, The Erotica Readers & Writers Association, Quintessence Magazine, MiPo~Print, SpaceBreather, Ink [Magazine], The TMP Irregular, Writer's Hood, Epiphany Magazine, Survivor Wit, Literati Review, Quietpoly Writers' Magazine, The James River Poetry Review, Sometimes I Sleep With the Moon, SaucyVox, The Writer's Cabaret, Writing is Magic and others.
Upcoming work in The Sidewalk's End, Penwomanship, Marginalia, Poems Neiderngasse.
A poetry mentor with the PEN American Center's Prison Writing Program and Editor of The Hiss Quarterly.
Not The Confessional
I don't come holding a silver plate
piled high with off-white sin.
I want no incense or collared priest
to absolve or sentence me.
I am not penitent. I am pensive.
Webbed consciousness shivers as
I grasp amnesia's knot. Veins
swell. My vision rocks. I seek