Joanne Merriam

Joanne Merriam is the editor of Seven by Twenty and Upper Rubber Boot Books. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Per Contra and Strange Horizons. She lives in Nashville with her husband, three angry rabbits and one happy one.

Whose Tongue is the Wind’s Tongue?1

A gin-damned drunkard’s wan half-witted face 2 stared with piteous recognition in fixed eyes. 3 The winds from the west all breathed a story; 4 I couldn’t understand a word. 5 How long I stayed alone with the corpse I …

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