Rebecca Macijeski is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Nebraska, and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She serves as Assistant Editor in Poetry for Hunger Mountain and Prairie Schooner. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Sycamore Review, Rappahannock Review, Nimrod, Gargoyle, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Storyscape, and others. Read more at www.rebeccamacijeski.com.
I’m building an almanac out of words from magazines. The bits of letters claw through each other Brassiere! Calcium! Triskaidekaphobia! toward each other. Here at the end of a long oak table spotlit by bankers’ lamps, I’m pasting Lemongrass! the words and positioning Poncho! them with tweezers, Loudly! Pawn Shop! sifting through the small oblong […]