Welcome, blog readers, to another Wednesday and another installment of our Pick-a-Poem weekly feature. In these weekly posts, we feature a new poet and his or her work in an effort to expose you to new writers. We find these poems through the very helpful Poetry Daily — a website that posts a new poem each day. You should check them out! This week we feature a poem entitled Night Text by Sarah Maclay.
According to her biography on the Loyola Marymount University website, Sarah Maclay has written three collections of poetry. These include Music for the Black Room (2011), The White Bride (2008), and Whore (2004). Her writing has appeared in several publications such as The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, ZZYZYVA, and Pool. She has won several prizes and fellowships for her work, including a number of Pushcart nominations. She has taught at Loyola Marymount University since 2005.
Night Text, by Sarah Maclay