Crooked / Heather Angier

$ 7.00


dancing girl press, 2012

 Heather Angier was diagnosed with Scoliosis when she was 4 years old. She began treatments for scoliosis from the age of 10, including 4 years of bracing and corrective spine surgery. She has an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College and her poetry has appeared in many literary magazines. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Oakland, California, not far from the place she was raised, Mount Tamalpais State Park.

Milwaukee Brace, 1985

hermit crab
picking across rock
in a black turban shell

feral pig trapped
in the night
apple orchard

blue lizard slips
into cement
stair crack

holed up
on the trail

quail panicking
in the quiet
gray fog

raccoon snorting
fist in a jar
under the trailer

blind mole