Smoke and Mirrors by Antonia Clark



The poems in SMOKE AND MIRRORS are populated by fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters who are captivated, fragmented, and haunted by the dead, “What children understand about the dead/ is how they cling to life, how they assert/ their sentiments and preferences, instead/ of giving up the ghost.” In reading Antonia Clark’s poem “Sisterhood,” the narrator enchants the readers as “we turned forbidden words on our tongues/ like sour lemon drops.” Clark’s verse pulls us in with its beauty, and then gives us a smack of reality.

–Leah Maines, Publisher, Finishing Line Press

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Smoke and Mirrors

by Antonia Clark

$14, paper

Antonia Clark lives in Winooski, Vermont, and works as a writer and editor for a medical software company. She has taught poetry and creative writing courses at community colleges and in adult education programs. Her poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and electronic journals. An enthusiastic member of the online poetry community, Toni co-administers The Waters, an poetry forum and workshop. She loves French wine and French picnics and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.

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