The train makes a grammar / of our distance / as it glides up and down / the East Coast. / It’s sunrise. / We’re in the future of our hearts now. / Out the window: Fever of marsh; / two deer; / shopping cart toppled / in a ditch beside the tracks.
Allison Titus is the author most recently of Sob Story (Barrelhouse Press) and The True Book of Animal Homes (Saturnalia Press) and has received fellowships from Yaddo and the National Endowment for the Arts. Along with the poet Ashley Capps, she is co-editor of The New Sent(i)ence, an anthology-in-progress of poems that meaningfully engage animality. She works at an ad agency and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at New England College.