Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the New American Poets Chapbook Series. Among his honors are fellowships from the Jacob Javits Foundation and the Poetry Society of America and publication in Best New Poets. He is founder and editor of Under A Warm Green Linden, an online archive of interviews with poets on the craft. He teaches at William Penn University.
Night comes first to the innermost
branches of the elm, then hedgerows, then entire lawns.
My neighbor gets ready for bed, her one lit window and the red pulse
of a radio tower above the bay. Our backyards are small
and touch each other along one side.
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