John Sarvay

Rookie (1968 / Richmond, Virginia)

Biography of John Sarvay

John Sarvay was born in Richmond, Virginia, and does not speak with a southern accent or eat fried okra. He has studied creative writing with Gary Sange at Virginia Commonwealth University, Leslie Shiel at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and with Susan Hankla at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has written for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Washington Post, WIRED Magazine and a host of local and regional publications. In the early 1990s, he was editor of Caffeine Magazine, Richmond's monthly magazine of irony, news and culture. His website is at Updates

December 31,1999

I watched my watch
as you watched the skyline
on the eve

of the blackout.
We stood barefoot in the snow
at the precipice.

We shimmered,

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