The Quiet Winter
dancing girl press, 2012
Carrie Bennett received a BA and MA in English from Florida State University and a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first book of poetry, Biography of Water, won the 2004 Word Works' Washington Prize. Her poems have appeared in America Literary Review, Boston Review, Caketrain, Chelsea, Denver Quarterly, Horse Less Review, Indiana Review, Interim, Salamander, among others. She currently teaches writing at Boston University.
from THE QUIET WINTER:
This morning was like a door closing.
The sun— the slight reddish shadows
on the oak leaves outside my window—
What position should my heart hold now?
I breathe into memory but get nowhere.
Where is the body inside the body?