"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 FlyÂ (Wayne State University, 2006) andÂ Horse in the DarkÂ (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 8/31/2012). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, includingÂ Best American Poetry 2010. She is currently an Associate Editor forÂ Callaloo.
She reads the poems "Gun of Wishes," "Amarillo," "Ars Poetica," and "Firmament of Glass."