This poem was nominated for The Best of the Net. foxtail flower, cunning loveliness, leave me to eat until i’m full, fill up on bitterness. before it is our house it is – to me – one basement, a roving plane of parties where i drink to stomachache. i don’t know now if i ever […]
EMMA EISLER (she/her) is a junior English major at Cornell University with a concentration in poetry. She is Editor in Chief of the university magazine, Kitsch, as well as a columnist for the independent newspaper, The Cornell Sun. She is a recipient of the Cornell University Dorothy Sugarman Undergraduate Prize for poetry and has been published in magazines including The Smart Set, Allegory Ridge, Cathexis Northwest Press, Prometheus Dreaming, Storm of Blue, Blackheart Magazine, SWITCHBACK, and Beyond Words. She was also a semi-finalist in Digging Through the Fat’s 2021 chapbook contest. Emma plans to continue pursuing a career in writing after she graduates.
died May 2020. Had been withering already from my ribs; trampled petals, leaves rubbed to mush. Your hand [a hand is not a metaphor, is not creation] tugging root from marrow, apology from tongue. Once, I got very high in a room I don’t like to think about, and every object shook off its dust […]