January Ars Poetica
(for L.L. Knowlton)
Awake, more knotted dreams in my hands.
It stays dark past dawn. Where have you gone?
With what spoken bone will you return?
Now I see: dust tossed in a lake became voice.
Julia Caroline Knowlton is Professor of French at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, where she has taught for twenty-five years. She has a PhD in French Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA in Poetry from Antioch University. The author of four books, she was named a Georgia Author of the Year in 2018. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets College Prize and a Pushcart nominee. Her work has recently appeared in literary journals such as Boston Literary Magazine and Raw Art Review. You can find her on Facebook.