Mark Neely




those evenings lying in flower


those nights when your father


dawn and the radio shilling


down in our papery skin




the orange-tinged

maple and the woman


staring at her


fingernails aren’t

to blame


Mark Neely author photo

MARK NEELY is the author of Beasts of the Hill, and Dirty Bomb, both from Oberlin College Press.  His awards include an NEA Poetry Fellowship, an Indiana Individual Artist grant, and the FIELD Poetry Prize. He teaches at Ball State University.