“Sugar from your palm? No. Give me your fingers.
Under this hair shirt steams the vocabulary
of flesh, crosshatched into meaning.“
from Horse in the Dark
Vievee Francis, is the author of two books: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006) and Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 8/31/2012). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2010. She is currently an Associate Editor for Callaloo.
She reads the poems “Gun of Wishes,” “Amarillo,” “Ars Poetica,” and “Firmament of Glass.”