Sasha West

Sasha West is the author of Failure and I Bury the Body, winner of the National Poetry Series, and How to Abandon Ship, forthcoming from Four Way Books. Recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, AGNI, the Georgia Review, and the anthology The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood. She lives in Austin, Texas, and teaches at St. Edward’s University.


It wasn’t easy to see, to say: I carried / in my body all the silences: the king laughing / while the men climbed out of my mouth….