me, poetry is a spiritual endeavor. This does not mean poetry
is serious, dour, or aloof. It means that poetry connects
the I with the other and with the world. The poetry I love
inhabits the mouth and the ear, raises the hair on the back
of the neck, elicits a profound 'Yes' of recognition."
Never turn green. Never
fall. Think me
A fountain fills
and bedrooms spread their sheets.
An extra hour
expands ahead, unbreathable.
So many things
Some understand these secrets;
they don't travel.
we must forget infinitives.
T. S. Bass holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature
from the University of Denver, where she worked on the editorial
staff of The Denver Quarterly and taught college-level
creative writing workshops. A recipient of a 2002 Colorado
Council on the Arts Fellowship in poetry, Kathryn works
as a freelance copywriter, a teacher with the Lighthouse
Writers Workshop, and a visiting poet to K-12 schools in
the Denver Metro area. Kathryn's publication credits include
The Amherst Review, The Formalist, The Pedestal Magazine,
The Prose Poem, Quarter After Eight, and Red River Review.