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A Little Background Information

by Andrea Blythe

I’m a manuscript,                                             skin like blank pages,
my life covered in                                 footnotes, synopsis, outlines,
aspirations crossed out                                —no sense on the pages,
just a seedy paperback,                         a junked novel, a dead diary.
I recall and don’t recall                             ever writing anything, not
the first entry and not                                                    the last letter.

Source: King, Stephen, The Plant, Philtrum Press, p. 64-65.

Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of Your Molten Heart / A Seed to Hatch (2018) a collection of erasure poems, and coauthor of Every Girl Becomes the Wolf (Finishing Line Press, 2018),  a collaborative chapbook written with Laura Madeline Wiseman. She serves as an associate editor for Zoetic Press and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Learn more at:

An Open Letter to the Boston Blizzard

Self-Portrait as Yurico with Metallic Wings