Elizabeth A. I. Powell's second collection of poems, Willy Loman's Reckless Daughter, was published in September 2016 by Anhinga Press. Powell is also the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, Harvard Review, Handsome, Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Post Road, and elsewhere. Powell serves as Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College and on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing.
I noted the weirdness, and then filed it away until a time I might really consider the implications of wanting to bury someone’s stockings. I was lost in metaphor, which meant I was lost in everything.