A series of poems from alum Hannah Fries’ (poetry, ’10) new book, Sea Paintings: Winslow Homer, appears at Terrain.org:

The Artist’s Studio in an Afternoon Fog

The artist’s mother, hours before he’s born,
stands before her easel in a wide, white,
streaked pinafore, a weather-beaten sail,
brush suspended briefly, midair. Outside
the window, the sun finds its way through
and the child inside her stirs, as if to sense
already his form within its envelope

Continue reading this poem and the rest of the series online

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