Rochelle Hurt

Rochelle Hurt is the author of two books of poetry: In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street, 2016), which won the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (White Pine, 2014). She lives in Pittsburgh and teaches at Slippery Rock University.

Sept/Oct 2022

Three Poems

By Rochelle Hurt

[pulling silk from stone starts with explosion: clink of tooth-chisel chewing out clothes, feet, crown. an expulsion of self from self that doesn’t end but slows. four years perfecting.