Lee Sharkey

Lee Sharkey is the author of Calendars of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2013) and three other full-length collections. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Field, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, and Seattle Review. She is the coeditor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Jan/Feb 2021

X

By Lee Sharkey

x happened can we agree x happened x happened and then fire happened and then they fell into a red salt pool in a sea of exile who was to […]

May/June 2017

Pears

By Lee Sharkey

—after paintings by Samuel Bak Moths I was about to peel an apple. The apples were flushed and about to ripen. I was about to draw the blades of the […]

Fall 2013

A Patient Word

By Lee Sharkey

Placed a hank of her hair in his palm   folded the fingers around it With a brush for a tongue and a red ink pot   painted a prayer on his     belly One […]

Fall 2013

First Song

By Lee Sharkey

Roll an egg away from you  the egg rolls in a circle The bereaved one says  turn again my daughter but you cleave to her  in poverty you make your […]