This poem was published in the chapbook Spicer's City, in the Poetry New York / Meeting Eyes Bindery pamphlet series three. You can visit their website at http://www.members.tripod.com/~PNY_journal
Laura Moriarty's recent books are like roads (Kelsey St. Press), Rondeaux (Roof Books), L'Archiviste (Zasterle Press) and Symmetry (Avec Books). Persia co-won The Poetry Center Book Award in 1983. Forthcoming are The Case from O Books and the short novel Cunning from Spuyten Duyvil. She received a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry in 1992. Recent anthologies are The Art of Practice (Potes and Poets, 1994), Primary Trouble (Talisman House,1996), An Avec Sampler (Avec Books, 1997) and Moving Borders (Talisman House,1998). She is the editor of non, a poetry and poetics Web site at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~moriarty. She lives in Albany, California.
Photograph: Baker Street, California, copyright © John Tranter, 1999.