Emily Rosko Poems
- Aubade There's loneliness and there's this— an unfrequented ...
- To Pasture Everywhere is a nowhere, and here we are in the ...
- Time And The Hour Runs Through...
- Prop Rockery We were thinking of starting a band, all lined ...
- Monarchy There was no room for us to have feelings. Under ...
- Timbered Round and round they go with a ribbon ...
- Raw Goods Inventory Oh, clouds that do not look like cherubs,...
Emily Rosko earned her BA from Purdue University, her MFA from Cornell University, and her PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her collections of poetry include Raw Goods Inventory (2006), which won an Iowa Poetry Prize and a Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and Prop Rockery (2012), winner of an Akron Poetry Prize. She edited the volume A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (2011).
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There's loneliness and there's this—
an unfrequented song, a startling voice
across years. A shifting position, hymn
from the hard bench, sharp something in
there, glass-glinted. If the movement
of trees in the weather front were enough.
If the notes were off-pitch but piercing
(which they are) as birdcall across
the stirring hour. In the woods,
a rustling of creatures we have no
idea of. Outcrops of limestone, wet leaves
lush and deadly. There's a time for killing,
some tell us, in the corner
of the who-knows-whereabouts. Everywhere,
the roadside ...