Elegy · M.P. Carver

A cut-up poem made from words found in titles from the June 2019 issue of Poetry

Dear Body,
don’t steal away
into grass  & ground.

My shabby story wants tomorrow –
and its moon.


M.P. Carver teaches creative writing at Salem State University in Salem, MA. She is an editor at YesNo Press, former Poetry Editor of Soundings East, and miCrO-Founder of Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Jubilat, 50Haikus, and Meat for Tea, among others. Her chapbook, Selachimorpha, was published by Incessant Pipe Print Works in 2015.