K. A. Hays is the author of four full-length poetry collections published by the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series: Anthropocene Lullaby (2022); Windthrow (2017); Early Creatures, Native Gods (2012), and Dear Apocalypse (2009), poems from which have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, and many magazines, including Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Gray’s Sporting Journal. Hays studied literature at Bucknell and Oxford universities, and earned an M.F.A. in the Literary Arts (fiction) from Brown University, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bucknell.
In this wine-water, tiny translucent creatures squinch up, then go long. Seems that’s how they get where they go, with slight compressions and expansions of being. Around their pool, the granite’s Continue reading