Elizabeth Poliner | The Sun Magazine

Elizabeth Poliner

Elizabeth Poliner is the author of the poetry collection What You Know in Your Hands and the novel As Close to Us as Breathing. She teaches at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

— From October 2019

What Was Astonishing

What was astonishing / was that after a summer of running around the yard / and dragging our rubber dinghy a mile to the lake and rowing / and doing backflips off the dinghy and bicycling around the lake

October 2019

Climate Change

That the sun would burn out — / even a million years from now — / was the worst news of my childhood.

August 2019

Walking At Night

Sometimes the horses grazing / in the nearby pastures come to the fence / and we talk. Or I do, and they seem to listen.

February 2019
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