Infinite Collisions

Infinite Collisions

by Issa Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9781635341812
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Issa M. Lewis is a graduate of the New England College MFA in Poetry program and was the 2013 recipient of the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize awarded by Backbone Press. Her poems have appeared in Pearl, Naugatuck River Review, Blue Lyra Review, and many others. She currently teaches composition and professional writing at Davenport University and serves on the editorial board of Trio House Press, a small press publishing distinct voices in American poetry. She lives with her husband and two sons, enjoying every beautiful season in west Michigan.

Table of Contents

The village of Grass Lake, population 1

On an uphill slope just east of town 2

In Michigan tradition, holes are dug 3

On this fertile ground, surrounded by sky 4

One day the townsmen built an iron road 5

In 1922 an heir is born 6

It’s harvest time; pick up the pieces of 7

A.’s fingers do not tremble as she plies 8

Back home, life carries on as usual 9

What holds a house together? Is it wood 10

A spring wedding, and all around is white 11

Around the quilted bed, C.’s family stands 12

The picture starts to blur. Yellow and green 13

C.’s farm sheep in their pens, confused and tense 14

There are faces in the walls—not just pictures 15

The years are indifferent; they work on all 16

One day a dental practice came to town 17

At eighty-two years old, D. clambers up 18

The evening came when the warm lights stayed dark 19

There stands the old, half-rotted tractor shed 20

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