Alternate Cover


I might have used this cover of a lovely lady reading for the All Ladies Issue. I love all things related to reading. But that’s just me, obviously.

Lots of good poems in there and hot photos too. Reb Livingston is making my mouth water holding that pie. Evie Shockley knows how I feel about her photo. So many more pictures to absorb…

But oh! The poems too! Don’t lose sight of the poems!

Here’s one I wrote just now, just to update my snowbound peeps:

Getting Fixed

I have a husband now.
I thought you should know.
I bought him on the internet.
E-Bay, winner by top bid.
Where do I send my check?
When do I get to put
my hands on the goods?

I am the only woman I know
without children. This’ll fix that.
And holidays, I’ll have cookies
in recloseable airtight containers.
I am a growth spurt on go.
On valium. I’m ready now.
Turn me over. Let’s get it on.

5 Responses to “Alternate Cover”

  1. siggy Says:
    February 12th, 2006 at 11:46 am eThis was very interesting.
  2. Amy King Says:
    February 12th, 2006 at 5:34 pm eI hope it was interesting in a good way. A thought provoking way, at least.

    Thanks, Siggy. I like your poem about the book too. I could have been that persona!

  3. didi Says:
    February 13th, 2006 at 12:48 am eI think that is Marilyn Monroe.

    She wrote poetry you know.


  4. Amy King Says:
    February 13th, 2006 at 1:45 am eYep, a younger, thinner, earlier Marilyn from “Some Like It Hot” I think.
  5. siggy Says:
    February 19th, 2006 at 2:29 am eIt was definitely thought provoking, though I didn’t put it in so many words… Thanx for visiting my site and enjoying my writing.


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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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