New Poem at The Los Angeles Review!

| Civilians

I’m delighted to have a new poem up at The Los Angeles Review. “Trench Whistle” is one of my “artifact sonnets,” that is, a sonnet that meditates on an object, exploring its history as well as its materiality. Like my sonnet, “Acme No. 470 Clicker,” this poem examines an artifact of an earlier war in order to think about the fear, terror, as well as the difficulty of imagining military conflict. Both poems are part of my manuscript-in-progress, Civilians, a book that functions as the final collection in my military spouse trilogy (which began with Stateside and continued with Dots & Dashes). You can read “Trench Whistle” here.