ink poem 152

by Kathryn Smith


Kathryn Smith is the author of two poetry collections: Self-Portrait with Cephalopod (Milkweed Editions, 2021), which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Book of Exodus, as well the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin. Her poems and visual poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Copper Nickel, RHINO, Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, Willow Springs, Fugue, Brink, and elsewhere. She lives in Spokane, WA.

Image description: visual poem reads “There would be no // disordered / echo. // of joy.” The words appear cut from an old book page, with 152 in the top right corner. Behind the words is a white piece of paper with brown and blue ink strokes zig-zagging horizontally and dripping vertically.