Gretchen Steele Pratt

Gretchen Steele Pratt is the author of One Island, from Anhinga Press. Her work has recently appeared in the Southern Review and Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Matthews, North Carolina, with her husband and three children, and teaches at UNC Charlotte.

Poem to Be Thrown over the Wall

I have dragged it through the deserted harvests, / Brown for centuries, the wood of the windmills / Crumbling in my hands, across the frozen river, // Still scuffed with shoes, the last frost fair empty….
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Famine Roads

Across Galway Bay, / crumbling limestone roads / still cling halfway up the steep Burren, / Irish for ‘a stony place.’