Publication Year

Unsafe Haven

From: A Skeletal Wand


Overheard at Chicago Midway International Airport – The Quest – Italy on Five Phrases a Day – Low Tide – Eine Dunkle Seite – Reading Philip Whelan – An Upright Hand – Euonymus Wannabes – Above the Others – Dear Roethke – Unsafe Haven – Triptych Inspired by Michael Pittman’s Almost Ghosts



Ruth Roach Pierson

Ruth Roach Pierson has published five previous poetry collections - Where No Window Was (BuschekBooks, 2002), Aide-Mémoire (Buschek-Books, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Award in Poetry, Contrary Tightrope Books, 2011), Realignment (Palimpsest Press, 2015) and Till I Caught Myself (Seraphim Editions, 2017). She has also edited an anthology of film poems entitled I Found It at the Movies (Guernica Editions, 2014) and published two chapbooks: Aperture (Rufus Books, 2014), containing ten poems inspired by the photography of Josef Sudek, and Untranslatable Thought (Anstruther Press, 2016), a collection of ten centos.