Sandy Longhorn

Sandy Longhorn is the author of Blood Almanac, The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths, and The Alchemy of My Mortal Form. A recipient of the Porter Prize, Longhorn teaches for the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop and in the Department of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas.

September 04, 2018

A poem from the Fall 2018 issue.

The girl born at the edge 
                  of a copper-colored river 
returns, prefers her wrists 
                                                      cuffed 
                  by swift currents 
rather than caution-stilled 
                                  by the many sister-gazes.