Lynn Powell is the author of two books of poetry, Old & New Testaments (winner of The Brittingham Prize in Poetry and The Great Lakes Colleges Associationís New Writers Award) and The Zones of Paradise (winner of The Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from The New England Poetry Club). Her book of nonfiction, Framing Innocence, is forthcoming. In 2007, Powell was awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (in poetry) and the Ohio Arts Council (in prose). Her poems have been published in Poetry, Shenandoah, The Paris Review, and in numerous anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Everyday, edited by Billy Collins. Powell has worked extensively as a Writer in the Schools in grades K-12 and as a Visiting Writer at Cornell University, University of Akron, and Oberlin College. A native of east Tennessee, Powell lives with her family in Oberlin, Ohio.
I'd gotten used to the
goldenrod rattling Now the yard's changed its hair shirt to velveteen, There's rejoicing among the violets Consider the tulips, washed in the blood,
Now the yard's changed its hair shirt to velveteen,
There's rejoicing among the violets
Consider the tulips, washed in the blood,