Artwork © Irene Koronas

Artwork © Irene Koronas


angry with wind

yellow orange leaves twist
and fly and grind
everything turns red rising
like wild mountain trout spurn

lovers rake the wilderness
suture their wounds

all our sins so strong
the bitter blue buckets used
to rhyme our circle
i know euphoria will own

our random race to the finish line

gritty does not figure into this wind


Irene Koronas has a fine arts degree from Mass College of Art Boston. She is a multi-media artist working with paint, collage, mono-printing, artists books, poetry and photography. She is currently the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. Her poetry has appeared in journals, magazines, and online zines. Her poetry is in eight anthologies, and she has two full length books, self portrait drawn from many Ibbettson Street Press; pentakomo cyprus, Červená Barva Press . Emily Dickinson, Propaganda Press (chapbooks); Zero Boundaries Cervena Barva Press, Turtle Grass Muddy River Books, will be available in April 2014.