Poems and Texts

Excerpt from “Memories of You (after Thelonious Monk)” by Miriam Atkin

a house divided into four rooms
around a central courtyard

he or she may emerge
to deliver a word
he or she may receive one

it’s a family without coincidence
he goes and then she goes

a thick-skinned family
he runs into her, her to him

Miriam Atkin

Miriam Atkin is a poet and critic based in the Hudson Valley whose work has been largely concerned with the possibilities of poetry as a medium in conversation with avant-garde film, music, and dance. She has been known to teach writing and is a founding member of Pinsapo, an art and publishing experiment.