Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry, a libretto, and a novel – and
her poems appear with The Provo Canyon Review, High Coupe, Illya’s Honey, Snow
Monkey, Shot Glass Journal, Mad Swirl, Carcinogenic Poetry, and others. Of mixed
Shawnee] she was born in
Stefanie’s latest poetry title is “The Vanishing” published by Walleah Press 2015
NADEZHDA MANDELSTAM: REMEMBERING OSIP
Wild fruits fall once again
And time passes its orcharding.
Leaves, their shapes like hieroglyphs,
Make little of the future.
Where is the Golden Child; the one
Who inherited my uppermost branches?
Who swayed and sang
As only innocence can?
Perhaps he’s grown past recall.
Past the old vibrancy
Of a lover’s gaze. Stepped out; over
Grief’s cleft and into another...
Utterances from a distant star.
They’re shooting hearts
Into the frost of space!
It’s no more than a rumour:
Lead it away
From the self without self...
A horizontal shriek and gash
It is not my kin... it is
Not my valuable. He lies
Beneath the pressed foliage.
The brown earth.
The departing seasons.