Poems and Texts

Regarding Ars Poetica by Chelsea Hodson

Regarding Ars Poetica

I’m walking downtown for dinner, I’m wearing my most athletic silk, I cut my hair with a knife like when I was a red baby, I’m remembering now how easily I could have been taken, I was wild or left in the wild or left on a doorstep and now I’m walking downtown for dinner, I’m impressed by red meat wearing other colors, I’m walking toward a slab of something smelling like the sky, I’m a coyote in a red dress and I’m gonna eat everything.

Inventory #600: Painting by Ingrid Allen

Chelsea Hodson

Chelsea Hodson, a 2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, is currently writing a book of essays. She is the author of two chapbooks: Pity the Animal (Future Tense Books, 2014), and Beach Camp (Swill Children, 2010). Her essays have been published in Black Warrior Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Sex Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.