A poem by Mary-Sherman Willis (poetry, ’05) appears in the Winter 2017 “Virtual Salon” issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly:

 

Henge

How could a housewife with three small children, living in Washington DC, fit the role of pioneer of far-out art? — Clement Greenberg, Vogue May 1968

In a city of spooks and journalists and lawyers
and their furious wives

you lived, a gentle wife,
interstitial between women and men:

where the children are.
You made up your mind, learned to bear up

and endure. And keep your temper. Every day
in the cold studio

[… continue reading here.]

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