Poetry by Emily Barton Altman

"Covid Color 2022S" by Cynthia Yatchman / @cynthia.yatchman

Landscape with Fog

To say / I remember / is to hierarchize / and
yet / I remember / I want / the collective / the
accumulation / the looseness / of it / the
deceptive / stillness / of the lake / under fog


Landscape with Winter

That winter / I saw her / a return / all
that lapsed / between us / she wore a hat
/ and the city / its coldest / she told me
/ I would / have it / what I wanted / I
didn’t know / what it was / the last time

Emily Barton Altman is the author of two chapbooks, Bathymetry (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016), and Alice Hangs Her Map (dancing girl press, 2019). Recent poems appear in Quarterly West, Second Factory, La Vague, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a Poets & Writers Amy Award and holds an MFA from New York University and a PhD from the University of Denver.