Trending »
Related »

AT THE MET — Priscilla Orr

on January 2 | in Poetry | by | with No Comments

Throngs crowd around
Warhol’s Campbell Soup
canvas. Images of Elvis,
Marilyn, a young Brando,
and Jackie Kennedy smiling
in her pill box hat moments before
the assassination. We see her

in that Channel suit, blood
spattered on pink wool. On
Air Force One, she stands
next to LBJ as he is sworn in,
wearing her husband’s brain
matter. Too young to know
the import, I store her chiseled,
features in memory, not unlike
the face of my own mother’s.
 
 
Pricilla Orr is the author of Jugglers & Tides and Losing the Horizon from Hannacroix Creek Books. She is a recipient of a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a residency from Yaddo. Twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Orr’s poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Worcester Review, Tiferet, and other journals. She is a poet for the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program and is the founding Director of the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center. She is also the founding editor of The Stillwater Review. A Professor of English at Sussex County Community College, she teaches literature and writing. Orr lives with Crosby, her Norwich terrier, in Hamburg, NJ.

Pin It

Related Posts

« »

Recent Posts

News

Safia Elhilo

2 Poems

Michele Robinson\'s Art [...]

Let Me Straddle Your Mind

X.J. Kennedy

The Crusader

Why did you leave bring m [...]

Yeah bring our electric shaver back, I bought it we shaved each others back it was important to me and

Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes

BEFORE YOU – Kwame  [...]

1 Yes, we were country, lived in shotgun shacks, where the road loses its way to dirt and live oaks

MENSTRUAL FLOWERS – [...]

[new_royalslider id="11"] Courtesy of the artist and Mizuma Art Gallery  

WHAT THE WOMB ISN’T [...]

         "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leav

JUNOT DIAZ

Junot' Diaz and Edison, NJ

EDISON, NEW JERSEY – [...]

The first time we try to deliver the Gold Crown the lights are on in the house but no on

Rachel Eliza Griffiths [...]

Elegy & Poem

The March on Washington:  [...]

OTHER WORLD: A Conversati [...]

"We are all the other."

I OPEN A BOX

…and find inside a picture, of myself as a child, sitting on a small chair, wearing overalls and sho

Naive Paintings

Raphael Perez

CIRCLES OF THE MOON & [...]

To Alex, on turning two Some say the Ring of Brogar is the Circle of the Moon. There is n

In This Issue

March on Washington An Interview with Cheryl Evans

5 POINTZ: GRAFFITI MECCA  [...]

In a strange twist of what seemed like reverse vandalism, the Graffiti Mecca was painted over.

In This Issue

Forest Gander A Translation

In This Issue

Quassan Castro, poem Grandson to Grandmother

URBAN CANVAS: Wynwood Wal [...]

Wynwood Walls, of Miami has been called "a Museum of the Streets."

Pulaski Skyway

Low like the mean dream of Newark the sky must have seemed to its builders. Rickety now, unhinging, I

THE SPAN & OTHER POE [...]

At last, the extremes of his present methods seemed to offer the happiest avenues. The strengthening

Paul Latorre

5th Limb Poems

Joan Larkin

Poem, Knot

Gina Loring, Def Poetry [...]

Poem, Look This Way

In This Issue

Xue Du, Poem

AT THE END OF THE DREAM I [...]

A woman      in a black kimono      dyed black hair disappeared      behind a black curtain I

Marge Piercy

Poem: Behind the War On Women

Naive Paintings

Raphael Perez

Marie Miazziotti -Gillam [...]

Maria Mizzotti-Gillan

Vicky Dantel

Short Story

In This Issue

Pilar Fraile Amador poem

Quassan Castro

Poem

Lugensky Durosier [...]

Lady Haiti

In This Issue

David Trinidad

In This Issue

Landzy Theodore

In This Issue

Angelo Nikolopoulos

Scroll to top