Today's poem is "Evolution"
from Cutting Room

Terrapin Books

Jessica de Koninck is the author of the chapbook, Repairs (Finishing Line Press). Cutting Room is her debut full-length collection. Her work has previously appeared in such journals as The Apple Valley Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review, US 1 Worksheets, and The Ledge. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including The Doll Collection (Terrapin Books, 2016), The Widow's Handbook (Kent State University Press), and Regrets Only: Contemporary Poets on the Theme of Regret (Little Pear Press). She has received numerous Pushcart Prize nominations and has been finalist for the Dobler Prize, the Ledge Prize, and the Raynes Prize. She holds an MFA from Stonecoast and is a former attorney who specialized in education law. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, where she has served her community as a councilman and a member of the Board of Education.

Books by Jessica de Koninck:

Other poems on the web by Jessica de Koninck:
Two poems
"Comfort Food"
"Edge of the Nest"

Jessica de Koninck's Website.

About Cutting Room:

"The vast and minute details that lodge within the words 'my life' come forth resplendently in these poems. Jessica de Koninck is fluent in the impossible Esperanto of God and cinder blocks, Elvis and glue guns but, also, understandably haunted. Life very much includes death in her poems, the way knowledge includes ignorance. A stubborn, jumpy vitality abides, capable of real truth-telling as it examines, discards, clutches, praises and murmurs about the relics of love and grief."
—Baron Wormser

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