Lynne Potts

Work by Lynne Potts has appeared in Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, California Quarterly, Meridian, Southern Humanities Review, Oxford Magazine, Southern Poetry Review, American Letters and Commentary, Hayden’s River Review, Texas Review, Guernica, Cincinnati Review, SPEC, New American Writers, New Millennium Writing and other literary journals. She won the Backwards City Review prize for poetry and the Bowery Poetry Club HD and in 2012 won the National Poetry Review prize for publication of her book, Inside the Color of Water. She was selected as Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow that same year.

Swan Song

It was the song of a swan I heard falling in mist over the harbor after the ice broke leaving the shattered pattern of a spilt goblet, its long neck still, after splintering the air. And the swan herself mingled …

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Choreographed Calabash

Limbo a kind of dance, barely mentioning motion: a dove, a dish thrown at the wall, a cavalier smileb a pout that can’t be partitioned, your vague comment merely: Don’t throw the calabash melon out. Calabash, code for don’t throw, …

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