A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms


Leslie McGrath

I walk the earth I have forgotten
I speak a language lost to me.
This wind is cello, this woman cotton.
I walk the earth and have forgotten

which memory’s mine and which is not
and who was she I used to be.
I walk the earth. I have forgotten.
I speak a language. I’m lost to me.

Leslie McGrath is a widely published poet, with work appearing recently in Salamander, Slate, and Connecticut Review; in 2004, she won the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, awarded by the journal Nimrod. Her interviews with poets are regularly published in The Writer’s Chronicle. Her first collection of poetry, Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage, was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. McGrath co-edited Reetika Vazirani’s posthumous poetry collection, Radha Says. She teaches creative writing and literature part time at Central Connecticut State University and serves on the board of the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut.


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