Rose McLarney

Rose McLarney has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone—winner of the National Poetry Series—and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences, and has received numerous awards, including the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award for Poetry. She teaches creative writing at Auburn University.

September 05, 2017

A poem from the Fall 2017 issue.

I have tried to carry a persimmon home,
to share one fruit. I passed the tree running, 

a pursuit which allows no pockets, no bags.
Needs no equipment. No team.