I need to take the top off
one more time.
The top of me.
Thank you to Bodega and The Literary Review (TLR), where some of these poems have appeared or are forthcoming.
Thank you to Morgan Forsythe, Holly Amos, Hafizah Geter, Ryann Wahl: muses, bosses, queens of poetic universes—Jack & Romaine, and Jeffrey Allen, Stephen Danos, Jessica Dyer for helping me feel fearless with this work. Many thanks to my Pittsburgh sisters, Copper Canyon family, and my true spirit animals over at Phantom Limb. And John Shawl, my truest truth.
I am thankful to Jaswinder Bolina and Christopher Louvet at Floating Wolf Quarterly for giving Helix a place to wind & unwind.
Kelly Forsythe is currently living and writing in Washington, D.C. Her poems have appeared in The Minnesota Review, Black Warrior Review, and Columbia Poetry Review, among others. She was the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Noelle Kocot in a recent issue of Academy of American Poets' American Poets magazine. She is the founder of Phantom Limb, an online literary journal, teaches at The University of Maryland, and is the publicist for Copper Canyon Press.