Monica Rico

Monica Rico is Mexican American and the author of Pinion, winner of the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, selected by Kaveh Akbar. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program and is the program manager for the Bear River Writers’ Conference. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest’s Life List, Gastronomica, and the Missouri Review, and on The Slowdown.

Get Out of My House

Almost morning, she sings with her sister who says she never visits enough. / I want her like this, a little drunk, laughing. Ay. / My father didn’t sleep last night. He pictured her / hidden in the folds of her apron.