Forget those bullion bricks and gaudy chains around the neck. I am perfecting the long tradition of turning gold to lead. See: autumn leaves. See: lust. See: everyone you’ve ever loved who’s dead.
Erin Murphy is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Distant Glitter (Word Poetry, 2013), and is co-editor of Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010). Her works have been published in numerous journals and anthologies and featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She is associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona. Website: erin-murphy.com