Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the New American Poets Chapbook Series. A teacher for ten years in Tucson, his two previous courses for the Poetry Center were "Methods of Revision" and "Writing Your Gods and Demons." Among his honors are a Jacob Javits Fellowship and publication in Best New Poets 2012. You can read his interviews with poets online at Under A Warm Green Linden.
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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