F. Daniel Rzicznek




He chooses so late

and I fail to swerve—
cinnamon tail jigging now

in the rearview, climbing
that dark rope into

the well of the past.


F. DANIEL RZICZNEK is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press) and Neck of the World (Utah State), as well as four chapbooks: Live Feeds (Epiphany Editions), Nag Champa in the Rain (Orange Monkey Publishing), Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books), and Cloud Tablets (Kent State). He is coeditor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press). His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Volt, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Bombay Gin, and elsewhere. Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


Read more by F. Daniel Rzicznek:

Two poems in The Offing
Poem in Pith
Poem in Spiral Orb