"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something.
You are not here long." Walker Evans
The small town
hold the stare
who people them.
already past tense
in the snap of shutter,
like deep south rural
main streets impoverished
as dust bowl fields,
as life itself.
This poem was written in response to a whole exhibition of Walker Evans' work, not a single photograph. Walker Evans Cantor Arts exhibit at Stanford University, 2012
Andrena Zawinski has authored nine poetry collections of which three are full books, the most recent being Landings from Kelsay Books; a PEN Josephine Miles Award winner, Something About from Blue Light Press; and a Kenneth Patchen Prize, Traveling in Reflected Light from Pig Iron Press. Her poetry has received accolades for lyricism, form, spirituality, and social concern. She founded and runs the San Francisco Bay Area Women’s Poetry Salon and is Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com
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