Chera Hammons

Chera Hammons attended Goddard College. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Foundry, The Penn Review, Ruminate, The Sun, The Texas Observer, THRUSH, Tupelo Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. Her poetry collection Maps of Injury was recently released through Sundress Publications. A novel is forthcoming through Torrey House Press. She lives in Amarillo, TX.

It Gets Easier

I see what looks like trouble, something that doesn’t fit, a writhing and twisting near the new-leafed tree as if two bare branches have fallen but live their own lives under some dark curse. What I find is a braid …

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