Martha Rhodes


     Poems By Dana Levin

     Ars Poetica


     Letter to GC



Ars Poetica


Six monarch butterfly cocoons
            Clinging to the back of your throat—


            you could feel their gold wings trembling.


You were alarmed. You felt infested.
In the downstairs bathroom of the family home,
            gagging to spit them out—

                       and a voice saying, Don’t don’t




From WEDDING DAY (Copper Canyon Press, 2005)







    Poetry Center Reading:
    Fall 2010