Robin Tremblay-McGaw

Dear Reader (Ithuriel’s Spear 2015) is available from Small Press Distribution. With Rob Halpern, she co-edited From OurHearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (ON Contemporary Practice 2017). Her work has appeared in MELUS, Dear Kathleen (Nightboat Books 2017), albeit, Feminist Spaces 2.2, Aufgabe, elsewhere.


our feet were soft in flowers---once
and hyphens made the break less
decisive as if       nothing in the world
there is
was it wilding or on the sly? how did it trans-
late “on the run”? by whom?

there’s a scandal here--Peona’s busy hand against his lips
when the line is cut

these latter days
the poem “can sense the conditions of its own de-wigging”
count the ways the body is porous

Midwinter Day

o shade
o early volta
lace an ancient dash

misfortunes look alike
and words go

collisions shiver
double yay

come out
brew me a moment
an end to___________
today was a swallow