After my dog George ran away, I sat on the couch and watched five minutes of the Cavs game, then decided I should go find him. I put my jacket and scarf on. I stood outside and whistled, and he didn’t come. I walked out in the cold. The wind off the lake was heavy and...
Outside the apartment building, our groundhog was munching early stalks in the side-yard. read more
My student loan coupon book was thumbtacked just below my MFA degree. My payment had been due on the 4th, but if received by the 25th would be considered “not late.” This lenience was a small thing, one of a very few, to recommend my loan-holding company. It nearly...
A gray hoodie will not protect my son/
from rain, from the New England cold./ read more
Surrounded by a burgundy interior, Clem and his grandmother are stopped in the high speed lane in dead stop traffic. Between Clem’s feet is a medium soda with no ice and a bag full of fries. He’s eating a burger next to his grandmother, still wearing her nurse’s...
Around Northampton I’d taken to making the Corolla skid on icy side-streets, attempting to demonstrate to Anna how to steer into the ski read more
is the author of Family System, which won the 2012 Colorado Poetry Prize. Other excerpts from "The Apartment on Market Street" have appeared in Carolina Quarterly and The Weeklings. read more
's most recent poetry collection is A Sunny Place with Adequate Water
(Black Lawrence Press, 2014). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly
, Forklift, Ohio
, The Laurel Review
, and Pleiades
, among others. She teaches poetry writing and literature at the University of Akron, and edits Barn Owl Review
and the Akron Series in Poetry. Biddinger is the recipient of a 2015 NEA creative writing fellowship in poetry. read more