Per-city Poems is a collection of pieces evoking the emotional and physical migration of people within a metropolitan city. Which city is left for the reader to envision, but the atmosphere and imagery are there to act as an ultra-violet light, illuminating the imagination with echoes of reality. These poems expand the idea of persona poetry to a much more extensive scope, and may be read from the perspective of one individual, or groups of people within the borders of the city. Even the city herself is given a voice. Imagine walking down a residential street after dark, envisioning the past and present dramas of life unfolding within. Allow yourself to imagine time as a non-linear repository of memories, and that is where these poems are born.