V. Penelope Pelizzon

V. Penelope Pelizzon’s second poetry collection, Whose Flesh Is Flame, Whose Bone Is Time, was published in 2014 by Waywiser Press. Her first book, Nostos, published by Ohio University Press in 2000, won the Hollis Summers Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Her awards include a 2019 Hawthornden Fellowship and a 2012 Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship.

Some Say

    When I look at him and feel under my ribs
a Sukhoi T-50 performing a Pugachev’s Cobra
    no longer as an evasive maneuver
but for the thrilling thrust-vector stomach plunge . . .