Cherene Sherrard

Cherene Sherrard is a poet, scholar, and essayist. She is the author of two poetry collections, Vixen, published in 2017, and Grimoire, published in 2020, and an award-winning chapbook, Mistress, Reclining. Recent creative nonfiction and poetry have appeared in the Rumpus, the New York Times Magazine, the Journal, Terrain.org, Blackbird, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere. She is a professor of English at Pomona College.


How wrong I was about what makes family. One spring, / we flew south—below us, middle earth iced pale as sheet / cake. . . .