Amour by Julia Caroline Knowlton


I am a pebble tossed
      at the bottom of a well,

flame to a moth, both
      fire & cold faith.

I came here last & lost
      my mind undressed,

holding one stone wish
      in hand. I stay here still

one stone wish in hand,
      dusty song to dusty wing.


Julia Caroline Knowlton is Professor of French at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta and incoming President of the Georgia Poetry Society. She has an MFA in poetry from Antioch University and a PhD in French Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill. The author of four books and an Academy of American Poets prize winner, she was named a Georgia Author of the Year for her 2018 chapbook, The Café of Unintelligible Desire (Alice Greene & Co.). Her second chapbook, Poem at the Edge of the World, will be published by Alice Greene & Co. in 2022. Julia regularly publishes in journals including One Art, Roanoke Review, and Boston Literary Review.

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