Elisabeth Blair is a poet, composer, and visual artist. Her poems have appeared in various online and print journals, including Acumen Literary Journal, Lilliput Review, The Literary Bohemian, Wicked Alice and S/tick. In 2017 she will be studying with poet Heather McHugh as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. An active feminist, she is the founder and director of Listening to Ladies, an initiative that showcases women composers.
Heartbreak on a side divan
– not even a main place, just a reference place, something to tag as representative. She clutched our hand so tightly and had a snake delivered to her. The gestation had been embellished by just a few remarks, a few small interactions. Weary of the inconveniences of propriety and weary in general; getting undressed in the dark. And she would never pick her points but would leave them buried with the mice behind the prison – the one with the narrow views (you can’t see them but they can see you).