ISSN 1551-8086
return to home search for a contributing writer

seach for poems by title

archive of previous issues submissions information mailing list online store links to other interesting sites contact us  
  August 2010
volume 8 number 2
-table of contents-
 
  home   (archived)
 
  featured poets
  John Grey
  Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
  Lisa LaTourette
  Helen Peterson
 
  home
  poets
  poems
  archive
  submissions
  mailing list
  store
  links
  contact
 
Helen Peterson August 2010
   

 

bio


art by the feral artist

    "I am the managing editor of Chopper Poetry Journal out of New London, Ct, and have previously published in Fell Swoop, diddledog, Hiss Quarterly, Right Hand Pointing, Elimae, Haruah, Zygote in My Coffee, The Pedestal Magazine (book review), Literary Fever, Debris Magazine, Images Inscript, ken*again, and Poetrybay. My work will also be featured in an anthology put out by Poet Plant Press this Fall. I am also co-editing a special issue of Fell Swoop featuring the poets of New London. I hope you will enjoy my work, and find a place for it."
helenrpeterson@yahoo.com

   

 

This Car Climbed Mt. Washington

child breath— cotton soft—
tickles the paternal neck
seatbelt a frayed memory
leaning glancing at speedometer
wailing for North Pole snow
the ice encrusted cliffs whizzing by
no desire to see what’s on the other side


copyright 2007 Helen Peterson

   

 

Window Framed

Yellow light seeks escape across picket barricades
birds fly over and back undone by indecision
the toasty October global warming
feast for the eyes of feral cat colony
tongues denting velvet pawed lips,
bodies too lazy/fed to pounce
beneath a graying hammock of oak.
entrenched upon the lawn of crazy-old-man-neighbor-alone,
his tombstone paid for and freshly engraved, waiting,
leaving bottled water in the cemetery on hot days,
slipping Friskies at midnight out the front door.


copyright 2010 Helen Peterson