Laurie Clements Lambeth

Laurie Clements Lambeth, author of the National Poetry Series selection Veil and Burn, is a poet, artist, and essayist. Her lyric nonfiction appears in Crab Orchard Review, the Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere, with recent poems in Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, and Crazyhorse. Concurrently working on a hybrid memoir and her second poetry collection, she teaches at the University of Houston.*

Burn Fragment

Still the flesh insists: thumbcap hard hat     new little pileup of cells   proud flesh mound         uninflated crimson blister                 singed


In order to rise without assistance it is best to face backward, stirrup turned to accommodate

Going Downhill From Here

An art lover turns to horses, the hills of her youth, and Marcel Duchamp for new perspective on neurodegenerative disease and the inherent fragility of the body.