Danielle Beazer Dubrasky
Ruin and Light
Listen to the abandoned abalone shell,
trace your finger along the curved lip
that remembers when flesh smoothed out an iridescent bed,
water rinsed the nacreous plates
and new life sprung through flute holes into the sea.
That creature has disappeared, leaving behind years of lamina
that hardened to the color of indigo
you once played beneath your fingertips.
Danielle Beazer Dubrasky is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Utah University. Her poem "The Sand Man" won the First Place Poetry Award in the 2011 Utah Arts Council Original Writing Competition
and has been published in Sugar House Review. Her poetry has also been published in ECOllective, Tar River Poetry, Weber Studies, CityArts, PetroGlyph and is forthcoming in Cave Wall.
She has won the first place award for a book-length manuscript of poetry in the Utah Arts Council Original Writing Competition. She is also a two-time recipient of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellowship.
She has recently become the poetry editor for the online journal Contemporary Rural Social Work and has developed a curriculum of poetry writing exercises to be used in poetry therapy groups.
She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has spent the last 20 years in southern Utah.
TO ORDER COPIES: Send check or money order for $8 made out to Anabiosis Press. Send to Anabiosis Press, 2 South New St, Bradford, MA 01835.
return to index
last updated 8 February 2015