Diane Raptosh

Diane Raptosh’s poetry collection American Amnesiac, from Etruscan Press, was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. The recipient of three literature fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the 2013 Boise Poet Laureate, as well as Idaho Writer-in-Residence from 2013 to 2016. In 2018 she won the Idaho Governor’s Arts Award in Excellence. Her collection Dear Z was recently published by Etruscan Press.

This Is the Love

This is my lover, but when I cease to love him I will leave him.
This is my lover. For him I am, of an evening, leaf and hymnal.
This is my lover. But when I seize love, certain trees sing off-key.