Ana Maria Spagna

Ana Maria Spagna is the author of several books including Uplake, Reclaimers, and Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus. Her poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, Pilgrimage, North Dakota Quarterly, Split Rock Review, and What Rough Beast. She lives in the North Cascades of Washington State.

Winter Hen

Seventeen hens, two ducks, a goose, all prime / laying age, well fed and warm. But when you check the coop / on the coldest day of the year // only one sits on eggs. . . .