Written in Arlington

During the month of April 2020, Arlington Poet Laureate Emerita Katherine E. Young is posting poems from the forthcoming anthology Written in Arlington, which showcases the poets and poems of Arlington, Virginia.

by Gregory Luce

Last day of April: 
Cold rain falls from the night sky. 
A small moth floats up. 

Cold spring night: The creek 
whispers over its shallow bed; 
sibilance of tires. 

Gregory Luce, author of Signs of SmallDrinking WeatherMemory and Desire, and Tile, has published widely in print and online. He is a Larry Neal Award winner for adult poetry from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2014). He writes a monthly column on the arts for Scene4 magazine. He is retired from National Geographic, works as a volunteer writing tutor/mentor for 826DC, and lives in Arlington. “April Haiku” was selected for the 2017 Moving Words program on the ART buses; it is part of a longer work, “Haiku Seasons.”

Written in Arlington / Spoken in Arlington is a print and digital collection of the poets and poems of Arlington, VA, edited by Katherine E. Young and published by Paycock Press (forthcoming, fall 2020). It is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts. For more information, visit Arlington Arts.

Image: After the Rain mixed media/collage on canvas by Anya Getter (fragment)

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