December 2013

12 . 7 . 13

Available Now: By Fire, by Jessica Cuello
Jessica Cuello's By Fire chronicles the life of Esclarmonde de Foix, French a noblewoman who converted to Catharism in the 12th century, through a series of poems written in her voice. The poems are in turn lovely and tragic, meditative and mournful.

She is a solitude with us.
Gold with ribbon hair
we braid it thickly
in a crown. She cries.

She hardly speaks. She blushes
if we touch her head.
We observe the blue gold
order of her loom.

Oc means yes. We live
in the land of yes.

- If I Had a Favorite Student I Would Not Tell, from By Fire by Jessica Cuello

By Fire
by Jessica Cuello
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Jessica Cuello is the author of the chapbooks Curie (Kattywompus Press, 2011) and By Fire (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). She won the 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize and her poems have appeared in Tampa Review, LUMINA, RHINO, Comstock Review, and numerous other journals. She lives in Syracuse, NY where she teaches French.