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Egg

by Annette Boehm


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Annette C. Boehm just received her PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her poems have appeared in the New Welsh Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Barely South, elimae, and other journals. She is a poetry reader for Memorious—a Journal for New Verse and Fiction, and her chapbook The Five Parts of Love is available from Dancing Girl Press.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Egg”?

I used the game “Story Cubes” as a catalyst for this poem. My sister gave me the game, and it struck me that since it’s all images, this just might work. I rolled the dice and initially wrote one line for each, then decided it needed more density, so the lines became very short and the images combined.The theme of the actual poem did not come from the dice, — a friend’s cat had given birth under my desk a few nights before, so the ways life perpetuates itself had been on my mind. I think this is the most image-dense poem I have written.

News

Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

New titles available from Robert McBrearty and Tori Bond.

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