Anne Shaw

Anne Shaw is the author of Undertow (Persea Books), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize, and of the forthcoming collection, Shatter & Thrust. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications including Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Poetry Daily. She is currently a student of visual arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Small Bang Theory

By Anne Shaw

for Glen

He says, You don’t need a religion. Woman,
you are a religion, and describes how the hints of things impinge
pushing their shapes before them as they rise