We came to a prime, a vexing, a rhythm. A figure in granite, remote,
unused. And who has placed it here, between
the mainframes, towers, towers? I said, I will
take this remoteness,
and fastened he/she to my back and stepped into the river twice twice.
37 The Paris-American
OliviaClare's poems appear in Poetry, The London Magazine, Southern Review, and other journals. Her short stories are forthcoming in Ecotone and The Hopkins Review. She was the 2008–2009 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow at Colgate University. In 2011, she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She's also received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Djerassi Foundation. She co-edits The Winter Anthology.