Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
-Percy Shelley, A Defense of Poetry, 1821
REVIEW of Bright Stain
Shelf Awareness REVIEW
Poet Francesca Bell shows she's one of the most exciting--and disturbing--voices in contemporary poetry with her dark and resplendent debut collection, Bright Stain.
Poem on Rattle
Standing before the newest-fangled
3D machine I open my gown to the tech
who leads me by my right breast
into position, cheerful but not particularly
kind, her job requiring a dedicated
sternness, the willingness to grab
what is private and lay it out…
Blank Verse Films Video poem
"Committee Work" is a stunning recount of a case of sexual assault at Hobart & William Smith college.