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Amy Wright is Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 journal, Coordinator of Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University, and author of Everything in the Universe , Cracker Sonnetsand five chapbooks including the prose collection, Wherever the Land Is.

Everything in the Universe

Firefly fossil, / entombed in sap stone, light gobbled by a centuries-old setting / of trapped-air pearls

Creeks of the Upper South

There are things we don't talk about bodies / and what they do sliding toward each other, greasy as candle wicks, the stink of mine drainage in the North Chickamauga...

Cracker Sonnets

What it means to have a woman's body, / Virginia Leabus tells her daughter, "is to stand at the mouth of the cave / and be the cave. Bats flying out of it like hearts."