it is the sixth of July and i am still
feeling patriotic. and i wonder if this
big old oak has as many leaves as
how many soldiers died so someone
could grow in its privacy.
For it is Vague
i wonder that i left the sink running,
but it is cicadas come to make
wraiths of rain gas that woke me rise
like shades, gray-violet plumes exiting
a childs perfect soul, really cools
it is your usual morning and all, but there
is a new moon, and it is a force you
i blur my eyes on the wall before my bed
and feel nothing clearly. it only lasts a
beat of wings.
Bree is a poet and artist in Pleasureville, KY. She has a forthcoming manuscript from Birds & Bones Press, called I Am Also Invasive(Fall 2016). She is the recipient of an artist enrichment grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for 2016.
Sun like a yellow scroll
rolls out to summon us.
your approach is so
fresh tracks. but its not
magenta & violet pastures
im after. the hawk has not
even got its red tail yet.
and you close your mouth
to me again. i am no scarlet
corn husk on the greening
path deer take to your
patch of fiddleheads.
your streamy looks
turn algae to stone
and back again,
if i take you right,
youll be making your
landing in my downy
thighs. if left, it shall
be in sun guise. we see
the same birds because
we have the same eyes.
Bree is a poet and artist in Pleasureville, KY. She received an artist enrichment grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for 2016. Her latest book is This Dark Junco Morning and can be bought by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on evil amazon.
i cant remember the last time we made love
or who was doing who
it felt rotational like the large hand of a clock close to midnight
look now it’s 11:56
then we 11:57ed & 11:58ed
until the siss bang boom of the midnight hour
i should have appreciated more
it has to have been 18 months
wouldn’t you say
although i think you don’t/can’t remember such things as
busy as you are in sobriety & blessedness
oh & cooking
while i have nothing to occupy my mind but memories
the time we pulled over on artsmith trail
in broad daylight
front seats collapsed
people walking their dogs a few yards from our breathless sex
oh that’s right
you dont remember those drunken fumblings in unzippered pants
now a zipped up memory
you are recovered
while i am uncovered
naked in want
like an alcoholism of lust
“I” from I Hate Love series, one drawing per letter of the series name. Bree 2016
Christina Quinn lives in Fort Pierce, Florida. She paints, writes, travels and loves broccoli… check out some of her art.
Bree edits Least Bittern Books and Green Panda Press, aspires to draw well and has written books of poetry for miles.
Bree is an artist and poet in farmland KY. She got a visual arts grant from the Kentucky Foundation of Women for 2016. She is founder and editor of Green Panda Press, which has been making mostly handmade books, broads and sundry of the small press since 2001.
Poets in the Pondis a supreme collection of poetry by Mary E. Weems, Prerna Bakshi, Tom Kryss, John Swain, Bree, Tiffany Tavella, Katie Curtz, Paul Corman-Roberts, Joseph M. Farley, Rob Dakin & William Taylor Jr.
These poets voices are what set the bar for poetry being submitted to Least Bit.
A collage portrait of each poet emerging from a pond precedes their work in the book.
It is a 6×9 100-page trade paperback, and will be available on Kindle as well (for 2$).
Prerna Bakshi portrait by Bree
Tom Kryss portrait by Bree
This is the first Least Bit anthology. Poets who are turned on by the work they find inside are encouraged to send their own best work anytime to email@example.com
order at link above, or send $14 cash/check to Bree 147 Marcus St. #4 Pleasureville, KY 40057
Least Bittern Books founder and editor Bree has released a book of her growth as a self-taught visual artist, from graphic design and rough drawings for her Green Panda Press (Cleveland 2001-still pressin’ on) to more sophisticated studies of landscape, textual plays, mythology, cultures real & imagined and the nude form.
Do Well of Must is part of her Kentucky Foundation of Women’s Artist Enrichment grant project for 2016. The book is 50 pages full color 8.5×8.5″ trade paperback, and includes a personal narrative of Bree’s recalibration in farmland, KY after her faith had been tried, when magic became as integral to her being as drawing.
if you would like a copy, visit the Amazon link above, or use coupon code 2SQK26ZH ofr $5 off here or send 25$ to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal using the friend/family option, or at long last, check/cash to Bree 147 Marcus St. #4 Pleasureville, KY 40057
Mary E. Weems is a Cleveland, OH poet, play-write and educator, and winner of the 2015 ClevelandArts Prize Emerging Artist Award for Literature. ‘Aging’ and other of her poems will be in a forthcoming Least Bittern Books anthology (2016).
(illus. by Bree, a Pleasureville, KY poet and artist and the founder of Green Panda Press).