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Poets

Rhiannon Thorne

Rhiannon Thorne is the managing editor of cahoodaloodaling and a book reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly. Her work has appeared, among others, in Existere, Foundling Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Conclave

She may be found at rhiannonthorne.com
 
 
 
 
 
 


Rhiannon's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.  Download the single-page micro-chapbook by clicking the title.  To read the selected poem, also click on the title.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

Coyote & The Birds

 

for Kate Hammerich
 
Cover: "Dark Bird" by Kelly Moore
www.kellymoore.net
 
 

Crow's Prophecy is Cruel

 
Daughter of First Coyote,
there is a cruel irony here:

When First Coyote was busy creating
the world, the glassy lakes and the woodpecker's
rhythmic hunt—while he was busy with the fin flip
of a fresh-spawned trout and the fall of mammoth
beasts
        he forgot about you.

That one day you would come, howl feral, love
through the grin of your teeth.

And so when Coyote was created,
mirth smiled, spun her
                     a birth in jest.
Rhiannon Thorne © 2015
 

 

 

 

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