Where · Susan Tepper

Your arms hold secrets
the papers destroyed
white envelopes
folded
as you would
love letters or a list –
Could be simple
milk, eggs, tea
Or could be the part
where you stop to think:
where have I been


Susan Tepper is the author of eight published books of fiction and poetry. She has received eighteen Pushcart Prize Nominations, a Pulitzer Prize Nomination for the epistolary novel What May Have Been (Cervena Barva Press 2010, currently being adapted as a stage play), Best Story of 17 Years of Vestal Review, and other honors. Tepper's new book is a zany road novel titled What Drives Men. susantepper.com