{An Umbrella Special Feature}

Terese Coe

has received two grants from Giorno Poetry Systems and has given readings at venues in the US, as well as in the UK, Australia, and Nepal.

She has had poems and translations published in The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Measure, and numerous others journals and anthologies.

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Approaching Salt Lake City from the East

All wild and always wary,
we drove, when newly wed,
a thousand miles of prairie,
the Wasatch dead ahead.

December was September,
and March already May,
the past a haunted ember
abandoned by the way.

Through chalk-dead no-man’s-lands
we walked the rasping shale
and touched the pale pink bands
along a bone-strewn trail.