Spree MacDonald

Dr Spree MacDonald’s first poetry chapbook, Milksop Codicil, won the 2016 Slapering Hol Chapbook Competition. MacDonald’s poetry has also been featured in journals such as RHINO, Warscapes, Transition Magazine, New Coin Poetry, and Berkeley Poetry Review, and has been a finalist for the Anhinga Press Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize, a semi-finalist for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

On the Second Distribution of Whites

she comes in on a squall line
like merlin in the moat
pond water in her tonsils
tar balls in her teeth
she settles down in a tropical
depression
right front quadrant shouldering
in
raw-cuss knock-turn-ill bliss
I’m anointed in …

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