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Carolyn Guinzio

Carolyn Guinzio's fourth collection is SPINE (Parlor Press, 2016). Her third book, SPOKE & DARK, was selected by Alice Quinn for the To The Lighthouse/A Room Of Her Own Prize (Red Hen, 2012). Her website is

guinzio Poetry

We packed a basket of blue speckled dishes and carried it
to the bank. My casting shade and I both heard it—a sound

like a cellarful of cellos coming from under water—the roof
of the reef—and the heavy cement bodies had the moon-

glistened surface of water that mirrors the stars and the dishes.

Carolyn Guinzio