Brink – Broadside

by Anne Marie Rooney



A gorgeous, limited edition broadside of one of the winning poems from our First Annual Broadside Contest.

Format:  broadside

10 in stock


Brink by Anne Marie Rooney

We traintrack

We thunder to the dreaming men and I’m in the pool, loving

a man’s neck

We man’s neck and street,

meal a bloodless scuffle in hard light

What happens at night

Fear and the amok animal

Language in the kitchen with a scar

Lips we appled in Were There


Not Married, Yet, to Honesty

To a rounded, blued-in room

Entree to woman’s house

This never happened, we sisters, we brinked

against red cars

Leave, she said

and I left my photo in her mouth


Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012) and No Beautiful (Carnegie Mellon University Press, forthcoming 2018). Her work has been twice featured in the Best American Poetry anthology. She currently lives in Baltimore and is a student in Expressive Arts Therapy.