Maggie Rowe | The Sun Magazine

Maggie Rowe

Maggie Rowe arrived in America in 1979 with her first husband, a baby, and two suitcases. Now remarried and a mother of three, she has been a U.S. citizen since 1999. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Every Mother Moves to a New Country and lives in Newark, Delaware, where she leads a poetry workshop at the Cancer Support Community.

— From September 2015

The Book I’m Writing

is a book about loss and heartbreak, / also delusion, distaste, quiet villainy, and sabotage. / There’s a strong pulse of hope near the beginning, / the rhythm of which weakens as the narrative develops.

September 2015

I Choke On Mortality And Wish For Something Less Orange

A week before reading of the sad incident in the paper / I have a dream in which I pick orange day-lily petals from the floor, / try to eat them, and choke. According to my friend Clare / I am already dead, unable to swallow the fact / of the brevity of life: yes.

June 2007
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