Andrew and Donora Rihn
Once, thus far and no farther:
separated from that faint cup,
tiny martyr, from ship and sea,
I threw myself out of life.
Revelation, this new creature,
petition this fragile path with muscle.
These histories have taste,
proud waves, a striking disclosure:
Bitter. And spit.
Donora A. Rihn is the author of Jeff Bridges (Cobalt Press, 2016), The Aphasia Poems (S▲L, 2014), and several other works of poetry and theory. Andrew Rihn is a writer of essays and poems, including the collection America Plops and Fizzes (sunnyoutside press, 2011). Together, they authored the poetry chapbooks The Day of Small Things (Really Serious Literature, 2018) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: An Election Cycle (Moria Books/Locofo Chaps, 2017). They share a tiny house in the Portage Lakes area of Ohio along with their two rescue dogs.