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  November 2014
volume 11 number 2
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  L. Ward Abel
  Veronica An
  Jonathan Beale
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jennifer Bradpiece
  Matt Burns
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Joey Capone
  Rachael Kelechi Caulker
  Beverly M. Collins
  Donelle Dreese
  Elisabeth Adwin Edwards
  Eli Eshaghian
  Amelia Fleetwood
  Jake Fleshner
  Elliott Gabay
  Tony Gloeggler
  John Grey
  Hedy Habra
  Dave Houston
  Mikel K
  Franklin Lafayette King
  Daniel Lambert
  Anthony Langford
  Kevin LeMaster
  Gary Maggio
  Michael Malota
  M. Frias May
  Robbi Nester
  Suzanne O'Connell
  James G Piatt
  Kevin Ridgeway
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Ethan Sassouni
  LB Sedlacek
  Lisa Segal
  Jake Sheff
  Apryl Skies
  Carol Smallwood
  Paul Tristram
  Philomena van Rijswijk
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Ellen Webre
  Denise R. Weuve
  MÌesser Yeniay
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Donelle Dreese
November 2014



photo by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Donelle Dreese is the author of two poetry chapbooks, A Wild Turn and Looking for a Sunday Afternoon, and a novella, Dragonflies in the Cowburbs. Donelle's poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Quiddity International, Hospital Drive, Roanoke Review, Connotations, Blue Lyra Review, Appalachian Heritage, Runes, Gulf Stream Magazine, Journal of Microliterature, Gadfly Online, and Conclave. Donelle is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches literature, creative writing and composition. For more information, you may access my website:
Donell Dreese



I Brew For You

Teabags are for toothaches.

Only loose leaf
will surround you
with tundra swans
when your day
has been a series
of smoldering tree stumps

when you've been standing too long
in your own noise
waiting for someone to say

I brew for you
because I love that your ears
are not packed with sand
when the world is talking

that when you see a dewy
spider web, you think
it's stuck with stars

because when the laundry
pile is a mile high, you say
I think I'll just stop wearing clothes.

(originally published on the Tupelo Press Live from the Loft website May 2013)

copyright 2014 Donelle Dreese