Thursday, March 16, 2006

Bullets Retrieved, Rachel Moritz

4th in the WinteRed series, Bullets Retrieved is a long collage poem based on King Philip's war (1675-76) between the Wampanoag Indians and the white settlers of New England.

If we cannot hope for boughs split

Beneath our route from Plymouth

To Providence--State of his Hope

If we cannot see his skin granite

Rolled from a mast-red Hope

These men with their muskets line

Sunless rocks like ants marched for slaughter

And we hope the berries on split

Branches redden

RACHEL MORITZ's chapbook, The Winchester Monologues, won the 2005 New Michigan Press Competition. Her poetry is forthcoming or recently published in Colorado Review, Court Green, Denver Quarterly, How2, and 26. With Juliet Patterson, she is the poetry editor at Konundrum Literary Engine:

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