Weekly Feature: Poetry at The Arts Fuse

Welcome to “Poetry at The Arts Fuse.” A new poem, every Thursday.
Fruitlands: or, to Mother a Truth
I did not give birth. I did not want to
give death more material.
I am of nothing the mother, have cradled
many things and none’s become
a child, or had lips and a heart, or a name
pain could take, but I have
made room    for a new nature,     must it
really be     a human     nature?
Christina Davis is the author of An Ethic (Nightboat, 2013), Forth A Raven (Alice James, 2006), and the forthcoming chapbook Neighborn. She currently serves as curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University, where she is honored to work with and among the great poets of Boston.

Note: Hey poets! We seek submissions of excellent poetry from across the length and breadth of contemporary poetics. See submission guidelines here. The arbiter of the feature is the magazine’s poetry editor, John Mulrooney.

Arts Fuse editor Bill Marx

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