Attic Boxes

© Tess Taylor '00

Unsettled now, they scatter open—
inner chaos lifelike as odd birds.

They hold alibis & chatter, whir
of windows. Initials on a tarnished pitcher.  

Spidery pencil, Minneapolis, 1867. “Dear friend Lulu:
A cold wind whips this barren prairie.”

Bombay 1927: “I was presiding at the high school Jubilee:
the speaker referred to me as missionary Patriarch—”

1913: Helen’s verses to dawn on the Lusitania.
Helen crazed in Brussels and the Pater


Poet Tess Taylor To Read at Amherst College Apr. 28

March 30, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Tess Taylor will read from her work on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 117 at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.