Shannon Pulusan

Shannon Pulusan is a Fil-Am writer and illustrator based in Jersey City. Her poetics explore how foodways, superstition, and the natural world can offer reparative insight and joy. Her poems appear in Pigeon Pages, SRPR, underblong, and more. She has received support from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and Brooklyn Poets and holds an MFA in poetry from Rutgers University-Newark.

Flaneur with Scissors

Sunburst bloom / marble leaf / petal frill—a flower of many flowers / I couldn’t name / from our garden / grown of many gardens / my grandmother foraged.