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[Moonrise I, by Atmara Rebecca Cloe]
"Moonrise I"
© Atmara Rebecca Cloe
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The morning moon
opened her mouth,
sang a blue sky for us
from Charleston
to Baltimore,
where she sucked the words
and melody back in
and left us
at our doorstep,
staring at her
lucid orange face.

Bio: Anne Higgins was born in West Chester, Pennyslvania. She teaches Freshman Seminar and works in Campus Ministry at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity. She is a graduate of St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, The Johns Hopkins University, and the Washington Theological Union. Over the last 30 years, she has had about 70 poems published in Commonweal, Yankee, the Antigonish Review, College English, West Wind Review, Spirituality and Health, Mars Hill Review, and other small magazines. She has given poetry readings at the Art and Soul Festival at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 2001, and at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2002.

Her first book of poetry, AT THE YEAR'S ELBOW, was published by the Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston NY, in 2000. Garrison Keillor read one of the poems from her book on THE WRITER'S ALMANAC on Oct.8, 2001.

Contact Anne at ahiggins@msmary.edu


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